Archive for June, 2013

Resilience and Perseverance

Summer is nearly upon us, at least the sweltering heat and soggy afternoons are in full swing.

African Iris growing in our front yard

African Iris growing in our front yard

We have ants in our backyard. No big deal. It’s sort of an unwritten rule of living in Florida.

There are a couple different species of ants native to Florida, however there are only two that really matter. One is pretty harmless and goes by the sweetly innocent name of “Sugar Ant.” By all rumors and gossip about this tiny creature, Sugar Ants prefer sweet things like food. They basically raid your unattended (sometimes attended) picnics. They are also the ones that most commonly sneak into your home and form a long trail working to bring food to their queens. Read the rest of this entry »