Feeding my little ones

in photography •  3 months ago  (edited)


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

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Yesterday was the 4th of July and here in the US, most people spend that time having a bbq with family and friends during the day and then heading out and going to see the fireworks displays. Our son was at his girlfriend's house, so my wife and our daughter had our own little bbq and I grilled some burgers and then we ate outside while jamming out to some music.

While we were eating some of the pieces of the bun fell onto the ground and then after a few minutes a large swarm of ants came out and began eating the pieces. They were coming from a crack in the driveway near the grass and as news of the food spread, more and more ants began flooding out.


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

We started to putting pickles, onions, tomatoes, meat and more bun pieces on the ground and pretty soon it was a feeding frenzy. It was pretty cool to see the ants working together to pick up the pieces and carry it down the crack to the nest. Everything that they could carry, they would pick up and start moving it towards the crack and it would disappear down into the abyss.


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

This picture above is a sesame seed from the bun, so that should give some sort of scale of the size of these ants. A few ants picked up the sesame seeds themselves and walked around holding them like trophies, until the wind blew and then it became a sail and they just flew across the driveway for a little ways. Then the ants wandered around like idiots because they were so far away from the scent of the others that they were lost and didn't know where they were.


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

I wonder what was going on in their little ant brains and if they could see us dropping all these pieces of food for them. It makes me wonder if they saw me as their God now. I was a life giver and these were all my children.


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

In the picture above, my children are feasting upon the Onion of Life. Little do they know what is coming in the next 30 minutes or so.


Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

The feast continued and the ants had swarmed all of the food. The wind had begun to pick up and the sky was beginning to darken as storm clouds rolled in. Then the rain came.

This is what it must have been like for Noah, except all of the ants had no ark for safety. I had to just sit and watch as the rain poured down on them, wiping them from existence. I almost shed a tear as their lifeless bodies washed down the driveway, but instead I just finished eating my hamburger.

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What an amazing and funny read. Damn!!! This is so cool @derangedvisions.

This cracked up big time 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂

I almost shed a tear as their lifeless bodies washed down the driveway, but instead I just finished eating my hamburger.

Lovely article..

Keep up the great work.

LOL, thanks. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read it and I am glad that you enjoyed it.


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a really nice story !! and very beautiful your photos that have beautifully told the work of the ants / your daughters. but couldn't you help them in any way? what a wretched father !!! congratulation for your curie rating :-))

Thank you. lol, not all of them are dead. The ones that are worthy of my love are still there and were rewarded with some potato chips today.

ha ha !! and these will grow by begging for some of your affection !! maybe they preferred the storm .-))

beautiful photos of the ants :)

Oh...what was an amazing way of finding a plot out of nowhere for making a blog and also how best you made life to the story with a real life induced to some characters and also for the story on the way.

It is brief and the way you briefed the whole story looks impressive too. Ants are supposed to be one of the strongest creature if we could compare the weights one could carry with relative to the own body weight. Compare how much weight a normal human being can carry with that of ant's weight and the weight bun or other stuff an ant can carry...Hope you get my point.

You captured some nice photographs too...


Hahahhahahah, funny sad story @derangedvisions.
Aww😂. Mustn't have been a very fun 4th of July for your children, even the Sacred Onion of Life couldn't save them.

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Dear @derangedvisions
Well, seeing the title, I thought this one is going to be like you are feeding your cats or puppies or... I don't know something BIGGER and more eye catching!
But after reading your story and scrolling through your post, I should admit I really enjoyed it...
It's really nice that you pay attention to something that most of us ignore in our daily life!
And I really loved it when reading how much you cared about them!
This is what life means, Live and Let the Others Live!
I don't know you, but I'm that kinda person, sometimes judge a book by its cover! And I think you are truly a good person in your heart...
Really made my day by seeing this beautiful post.

hehe, if there is one thing i love about these ants then it will be their unity. They work hand in hand with each other and there is no greediness among them. But they really say Thank You for feeding them, but make such they don't take you out of the house though...lol

i enjoyed every second i spent on your blog and keep the potography spirit up