May 20th, 2009

Ed reading - kanji

ants

Summer = ant season around here. I happens every year, so it's not like it catches us by surprise. They're irritating little pests, but not that much of a bother, as long as certain precautions are taken.

However - I was out in the yard this morning, dead-heading our roses, working my way around a clump of bushes. It was taking some concentration because they're quite dense, and I'm going to say that's why it took me as long as it did to realize I had been smelling ants. By the time I'd clued in and looked down - my shoes, and the lower part of my pants, were swarming with the little black pests. I must have been standing on or right by a nest, because they were all over.

Of course for about an hour afterwards I couldn't be sure if I was feeling phantom ants or real ones.