I needed fresh air this evening. It was the perfect opportunity to explore my backyard. Spring arrived almost a month ago but I haven’t taken the time to admire my plant ‘children’ that are sprouting from the ground. I feel very negligent in my responsibilities toward them but the flowers (and weeds) seem to be ok with that.
I don’t know what this plant is – I purchased it several years ago and initially it was reluctant to grow. But over the years it seems to get bigger and bigger. The buds also attract ants.
As I was reviewing my photos, I was rather disappointed. But it was also pitch dark outside – how could I stage another photo shoot? Tonight was the perfect opportunity to use my external flash – a gizmo I recently purchased and rarely use. The photo below is the same plant (but a different bud), using the flash and a tripod. The ants were still busy.
While these aren’t roses, the adage, ‘take the time to smell the roses’ holds true.
Maybe it’s time for an updated version: Take the time to photograph the ants. Try it – you’ll forget everything about your day!