"Let your life lightly dance on the edges
of time like dew on the tip of a leaf."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Several posts ago I talked about finding things that shimmer beneath
the surface, and well, on a foggy morning you won't need to go far.
One morning the fog was so thick you could see the droplets floating
in the air. So I grabbed my camera and headed over to the park. But the sun
had come out and it wasn't long before the fog lifted, and it didn't leave
until it left everything covered in dew.
As I entered the park there were a handful or two of deer grazing on the
grass from all the rain, and the younger ones were prancing around
I couldn't even get close to the taller waist high grasses because the fields were so soggy from
all the rain, and I was quickly sinking in mud. I'm adding mud boots to my wish list. And trust me,
I tried about all angles to get to that field...I could see the dew sparkling like diamonds, but it just wasn't going to happen.
So I did the next best thing ...I laid down on the sidewalk to get a bugs eye view.
And then I was mesmerized by this tree and its shadow.
Spanish moss anyone? The trees in this park are covered by this moss, and it's quite the sight.
Oh, and I have to share these with you . . . I have always wanted to photograph some fire ants,
but getting close enough is always a problem. If they feel the slightest vibration they are coming out of the nest to investigate and protect it, so being near one in the grass is a really bad idea.
But we woke up one morning to find them building a nest at our back door stoop so I was able to lay down and watch them through my lens. Even though they pack a nasty sting they are fascinating to watch (yes, nerd alert!). Unfortunately, and even though I highly dislike chemicals, the bait we put on the nest is very localized. They take it back to the queen and when she dies, the mound dies.
Notice those pinchers, which they use to hold on to you while they sting you with their back end. And I just don't know how something as small as an 1/8" can pack so much pain!
Hope you have a great day, don't forget to notice the little things