Wednesday, May 25, 2011

nature appreciation

I love it when I plug in my camera and I find a bunch of pictures taken by the kids. Most of them this time were of all the plants in our yard. All the bushes, trees, my dying flowers, etc. But this one was my favorite!
Do you see a cute little Drakey head poking up in there?

The other day while we were out playing in the yard, we saw a good ant hill buried in the grass. I had heard that a good way to kill ants is to pour boiling water on them. So we boiled up a big pot of water and took it outside to do away with the ant colony. Mass murder style. We poured out the water and watched the hill disappear. Later that evening though, we saw this...
do you see those little dark spots in the grass? (And the dead patch of grass from the boiling water?)
Those dark areas are piles of DEAD ANTS!! The ones that lived carry the dead ones out of the hole and pile them up! Those little hard workers were moving the dead bodies out of their home all day. (and never mind that I'm in my pajamas at 6:00)
See, look at these piles, all little dead ant bodies!
Nature is so cool!
Sorry to destroy you little guys, but we don't want you biting us while we play in the grass.


Tara T said...

WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!! That is INSANE!!!! there were a TON of ants!

Monica said...

Oh my gosh. Thats disgusting. LOL Yuck!! I hate bugs! The other day Bri and I saw two big spiders stuck in a container outside and I went right inside, grabbed BLEACH, and drowned those suckers. Chemical Warfare. Even though they were dead a few minutes later, I still felt it necessary to dump more on them. Just in case.

Emily said...

Love the picture of Drake! Ants are so gross.