Sunday, January 16, 2011

aros. ShShSu #139... Toil

Rivers of tears
add to the Deadly torrents
decimating once vibrant communities
around the world.

Now, the heartbreaking clean-up begins.

This ant was so tenacious and focused in it's diligent search for water. It was just doing what had to be done for the well-being of its nest. It made me think that these qualities are going to be needed over the months and years ahead for those affected worldwide by recent flooding.

I love that the shadow is almost a caricature of an ant.

For more shadows from around the world, check out Hey Harriet. This week, you'll also find information on the Queensland Flood Relief appeal if you'd like to donate.


Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shadow shot! I love the ant's shadow! It is indeed almost a caricature of an ant. My heart does go out to all of the many people suffering from all the flooding!


Unknown said...

Amazing shadow shot! Crisp and clear little guy! Love it!

Made By Gen said...

Interesting shadow shot... Happy SSS!

Angie said...

Great shot! Thanks for your visit.

Hey Harriet said...

I love your little ant! Actually he looks abnormally large!

Thanks so much for sharing the story of your daughter. You see, this is exactly why I love this place! It's filled with wonderful people such as your daughter and it's stories such as these that make me feel so lucky to be where I am. Of course experiences such as these happen all over the world when tragedy strikes and communities are strengthened through selfless acts, but it's not made obvious unless personally affected or amongst it. I'm also glad that your daughter is safe and ok!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmmmm, creepy critter but terrific shadow. If your country is anything like ours, when it rains heavily [your flooding] ants seem to thrive!!

Selena Statue on the Bay

Hope your day is a happy one.

A Wild Thing said...

Like the ant, we humans are fastidious about cleaning up and repairing the damage done, too bad that our government leadership doesn't feel the same way, for them it's all about the money and who they can screw to get it...maybe the lowly ant WILL inherit the Earth!

Wonderful shot!

Anonymous said...

Great shadow shot!
Our thoughts are with the victims of the flooding too.

Best wishes from Boonie

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Sue
I'm not sure which is more enjoyable each week, your shadow shot or your drabble. I just have so much fun learning these things that I hadn't a clue about, such as Drabbles. I still haven't tried my hand, but it's one of the things on my intention list. your ant photo is remarkable. I love that you noticed it and captured its photo. I'm reminded of summer and how they are so numerous, scurrying across the sidewalk around my house. It isn't easy trying to avoid stepping on them, but I make every effort to do so. Yours has beautiful color and this is an excellent shadow shot. this has been a real treat. have a beautiful week Sue.

Serendipity said...

Great shadow shot! I don't think I've ever noticed the shadow of an ant before.

Sue said...

Thankyou to everyone who has sent thoughts and prayers to those in flooded areas in Australia. I'm forwarding them to my friends and family in Queensland. They are all deeply touched by your thoughts coming from so far away. It really is helping.

My daughter has a flood affected couple staying on her foldout sofa in her small unit. They're all jobless till their workplaces are safe again, but helping clean homes, wash muddy clothing and encourage those who've lost their homes and livelihoods. When they've finished doing what they can at private homes, they'll head up to the University to help mop up there.

As a mother I nagged "wear boots, not bare feet or thongs no matter how hot and sticky" I should have nagged louder -one friend ended up in Emergency care at the hospital last night with a badly cut foot. Oh dear. They're tired, sad, but hanging in there. I'm so proud of them all.