Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weaver ants and us

These Weaver ants came out from my book of nature. I chased them back while they were stretching their necks peeping the surrounding, and before they started to weave their nest in my house, on my bed and on my body, and before they crawled from my toe to my forehead, and before they called my home their home.

I flip to chapter 11092010, they seem to live a normal life over there.

Some of us make our way up to the top of Cerok Tokun, while the others are descending.

At the same time, we would limit ourselves to a narrow path though it can be in fact wider. We always follow our experience or the pheromones trail.

When I am climbing up the guardrail to gaze over a sea of clouds, one of the ant never miss the chance to enjoy the same.

The ant then pass the story to other through tapping with the antennae. We also tap on each other's shoulder, and telling how good the weather is and blah blah blah.

Finally, we are alone; and somehow it is good to be alone for some time.

28 comments:

Cher said...

alone time is oftentimes heaven to me, i am free to do whatever i want without anybody disturbing.
have a great weekend, Rainfield! keep the rain of thoughts pouring... my eyes always end up feasting with your awesome photos and my brain is automatically exercised with your great words of wisdom.

Cher said...

where's my first commenter award by the away? lol!

Bangchik said...

I tap more at the keyboard, than some else shoulder..

Loshini said...

i love the 'talking' picture. your stories are always very catchy. thanks for sharing, rainfiled :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

When they bite us the sting we felt are from acid. That acids are use in cosmetics.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos as always, Rainfield.

I would not like these ants to make my home a home for themselves either..

Life Ramblings said...

i'm not fond of ants. i can't imagine having them crawling on me in my bed! yikes

IHSAN KHAIRIR said...

I love taking pictures of weaver ants too... there's one where I managed to take a picture of its face! you can see it here:

http://ihsankhairir.blogspot.com/2009/04/angry-red-weaver-ant.html

;)

betchai said...

wonderful thoughts again Rainfield, love always the flow of your thoughts, a great philosopher, photographer and hiker in one :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

They are very pretty, but I think I would not want them crawling over me from head to toe, either.

VanillaSeven said...

Good thing those ants never make your nostrils as their home. Have a great weekend! :)

fufu said...

yeah it's good to be alone once a while :)

Mei Teng said...

I was once bitten by an ant in the outdoors. Pain was really sharp. Thankfully, the pain went off after awhile.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful pics.

Bengbeng said...

it is true they always follow the path of those ahead of the.. once there was an incident n i noticed confusion in the trail

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, beutiful photos. I hope the ants do not make your home their home.

rainfield61 said...

I find that taking pictures of ants is very interesting, those are action-packed.

As long as I can zoom in from far, I am safe from their mandibles.

CH said...

Rainfield, you are really the friend of the nature.

The pictures tell a very good story.

Ann said...

These fire ants, they sting so bad.

My husband used to hate my neighbour's cat. In winter, it likes to walk all over the bonnet and leaves paw prints. before it sleeps. My husband say he wants to throw the shoe at it. Then he has to walk in the cold wet ground to retrieve the shoe.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yet another cool post!

Frieda said...

What a beautiful post :-)
I think these ants are never alone...

Grass said...

Ants' life is interesting, and so is the lighting used in the photos..

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, while I would not like these ants to make their home around me, these photos are excellent. I have never seen an ant that up close and personal.

Kilauea Poetry said...

They are industrious..and I'm sure most would consider them uninvited- but I suppose I've known a few uninvited guests that perhaps needed a tap on the shoulder (lol)- I kind of like this busy hidden realm- nice captures:)

RNSANE said...

I totally enjoy seeing these ants through your lens but, definitely, not in my abode or on my body. Tell them please, in case they have relatives in my neighborhood.

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ruthi said...

awesome shots... great macros... gives me goosebumps. hahahaha love them.

Ayie said...

I always wonder what do they whisper to each other.

Harumi said...

Wow.. amazing shots! You took us right into their tiny world. Ants never cease to fascinate me and so are your stories. ^__^