Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ant - Can't

I'll start this blog off with this beauty that came home on the back of the truck.  Yes, it's a praying mantis but a little different from our North American variety.  No elephants and lions, but we do have our share of interesting critters

I first saw these ants dragging this grasshopper across the porch.  A minute later they were going straight up the wall (as pictured here).  They disappeared on the second story roof.  

Look at the coordination of effort.  That's team work.    Seeing these ants brought to mind a song about "ants" and "rubber-tree plants".  I think it might have been on a children's song record we used to play.
Frank Sinatra
“High Hopes” Lyrics
Songwriters: J. VAN HEUSEN, S. CAHN

Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground
There’s a lot to be learned, so look around.

Just what make that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant.

But he’s got high hopes; he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes.

So any time you’re getting low
Stead of letting go
Just remember that ant.
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant.

When troubles call and your backs to the wall,
There’s a lot to be learned; that wall could fall.

Once there was a silly old ram;
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.
No one could make that ram, scram;
He kept buttin that dam

Cause he had high hopes; he had high hopes;
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes.

So any time your feelin bad,
Stead of feelin sad,
Just remember that ram.
Oops, there goes a billion kilowatt dam.

All problems just a toy balloon;
They’ll be bursted soon.
They’re just bound to go pop.
Oops, there goes another problem kerplop.

= good advice

Curtis sent us a picture of Top View Road in South Jordan.    Above is the asphalted road we travel each day.  The motorcycles can swerve around all the chuck-holes, but we can't.  During the "rainy season" the holes just keep getting deeper.   

Now that's a nice street!

Remember the "ants" and that "rubber-tree plant.