Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oops There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant

Ants! Every year we have tons of ants. Not so much in the house but up in the front yard where we left a little section of wildness surrounded by a split rain fence, right next to our drive. We let it do whatever it wants inside, as long as poison ivy stays away. This is up where the Virginia bluebells are planted. It's dry but shady and the ants love it, making tunnels everywhere.

If you enlarge the photo and zoom in on the hole to the right lower corner, you can see one poking his head out of the hole! I will try to crop and post it separately. There's also one crawling over a root in the first photo. (Oh, how I would love a great camera and photo shop programs!)

They remind me of the high hopes song-

So any time your gettin’ low
’stead of lettin’ go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

Or, remember this one . . . .

The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one, the little one stopped to suck his
thumb, And they all go marching
Down, to the Earth, to get out of the rain
Boom, Boom, Boom

The ants go marching two by two . . . . so on and so forth.

I loved those songs. They make fun of me because I really did have a Sing Along with Mitch album and books for the car with classics such as Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey, Bicycle Built for Two and The Band Played On. My kids didn't want to keep up the tradition. Neither did my husband. They just don't know what they are missing!

High Hopes Lyrics


3rnigerians said...

You are not alone. Maybe we should start a support group?

On top of old smokey, all covered in snow...

Hickory, Dickory, Dock, the mouse ran up the clock...

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don...

My mother said:
"My little pet,
you oughta learn the
So in my soup
I used to get,
all the letters
of the
I learned them all
from A to Z,
and now my mother's
giving me,
Animal crackers in my soup
monkies and rabbits loop the loop,
Gosh, oh gee, but I have fun...

LindaG said...

Around here, there are good ants and bad ants. It's the bad ants I don't see that I don't like.

And I'm with you on the poison ivy. Ugh! It takes forever to get rid of!

Have a blessed day. ♥

Candy C. said...

LOL!! Heidi's comment cracked me up!! :)
I do love my new camera but I use free photo editing sites like Pixlr, can't afford Photoshop right now.

Michelle said...

We have ants. A lot of them. We thought we had got rid of them.Only to find that they had moved under our hay for our chickens.