Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This Topic Is Bugging Me!

Today is Day Three of
Thirty Days of Photography II.

The photo topic for today is: FROM AN ANT'S PERSPECTIVE

Now is the time for all of you fancy ass photographers to use all of your expensive lens. Some of you will be getting down on the ground trying to get the perfect perspective. Let's just say that I would never get up again and leave it at that.

But if you are an ant and you are in my house, this is what you will see. Yes, you would be looking up in a mist of insecticide drops trying to decide what just hit you.  It was me. Or Lurch. That's what just hit you.

I am a West Texas girl. I was raised in a dry, arid region of the country which some critics describe as sand dunes and desert. I have to admit that I love the dry air of West Texas. Dry air usually means less bugs. Oh, we had some bugs like mosquitoes, chiggers and ants, but we had horny toads to control the ants. Yes, I said it. Horny toads. That's what we call them. Some snooty people might say horned toads...like that makes it any better. They are horny toads and they control the ant population.

But I couldn't stay in West Texas. No, I ended up in East Texas, where I live not only in a forest, but I am only an hour and a half from the coast. Could you think of a more humid environment? We have bugs. Bugs of every possible description. We have bugs that crawl, bugs that fly, bugs that mate while they fly and bugs that just bug the hell out of you! 

Don't talk to me about the environment. I do everything I can to protect the environment, but in my house, bugs are not welcome. 

If you decide to come in anyway, be prepared to be shot.

Want to view the other poor suckers enlightened artists 
participating in this meme?
Check them out here:

Note that I have made a list to link to all the  other  participants.
It is located on my blog in the right hand column right at the top.
I told you it was there.
Made you look!


Cheryl said...

Everything about this including the fact that I did indeed look made me laugh. Thank you from the bottom of my sometimes way too serious heart.

(Yes, I got down on the ground in about 16 places before I had a shot I liked well enough to post.)

nonamedufus said...

I got down on the ground for my pic today and when I got up...I was covered in ants! Little bastards. Your hot shot would have come in handy. Great treatment!

mo.stoneskin said...

Thanks for the heads up. I was just about to transmography into an ant and enter your house, but you've put me off.

Unfinished Person said...

I really like the spackling, if that's what you call it, on this photo, plus the humor. So far, this is my favorite of the round of participants, and that's saying a lot, because many are outstanding today.

laughingmom said...

This is fantastic - the picture and the text!! I'm dangerous with insect spray - once covered a whole room in foamy stuff trying to hit a wasp.

Ziva said...

Ridding the world of ants is clearly the theme of the day, and you happen to be doing it while making me laugh at the same time. Keep up the great work, both with the photos and the bug killing!

Linda Medrano said...

Malisa, I like ants. I used to leave a little honey on the counter for them. My ants would get so big and fat that they would fall off the counter. I did have to move them outside when they just got too fat to climb up the wall. But I will tell you for sure, they were blue ribbon prize winners. I have a strict policy of catch and release with critters. I utilize a clear plastic cup and a post card. I don't like critters in the house, so I have a relocation program and send them to the garden. If they are particularly nasty, I put them over the fence into my neighbor's garden. I love your photo and everything about you for that matter.

00dozo said...

Heh, heh. I think today's theme should be renamed, "The Genocide of an Ant" - poor little buggers are being eaten, squished, squirted and fried all over the place. I love your take on this and the accompanying humour.


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh I love it! And you made me laugh!

Nora Blithe said...

Ha! This one made me laugh!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Leave it to you to come up with an original way to illustrate this theme. Genius! I'm actually a bit furious I didn't think of this.

Pam said...

Great texturing and poor ants!

dog eared copy said...

I like that it's a hot shot of a Hot Shot! :-)