Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
Swirling Sunday spiralling swarms
We have had a mini heatwave this weekend and it has become hot, humid, sticky and sweltering. I thought I'd stroll down the garden and see what was happening at the insect house. Once I had stepped outside, just past the bird table I found myself in a swirling, spiralling swarm of flying ants. They surrounded me in a confetti of wings. They were everywhere I looked ... coming out of the ground in the borders, emerging from the compost bin, up the sides of the brickwork. I'm amazed that only two or three landed on me ... this was definitely not a day for lazing about by the pond ... at least not while the ants ruled both the ground and the air I was breathing!