Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Invasion of the Ants!


Well, it's Friday, which means it's time to visit James at Newtown Area Photo for
another edition of Weekend Reflections.

My entry this week just proves the old saw that "Everything is Bigger in Texas" Click to enlarge for more detail.



An added bonus for everyone who grew up loving the old 50's Sci-Fi horror flicks...
Our little buddies in monochrome!


Be sure and stop by James' blog to see some wonderful reflection photography!

44 comments:

Kathysue said...

remind me to never visit Texas,hehe! Weren't those old Sci-Fi movies crazy. Special effects have come a long way, baby!

Greyscale Territory said...

Return trips to yesterday can provide some entertaining images! This one is great!

Regina said...

Nice and cool!

Happy weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, how creepy. Are you trying to give me nightmares? ;-)

xoxo
Jane

Carletta said...

I'm wondering how my neighbors would feel if I had some of these!
Fun shot!!!

Thanks for your visit to my fish. :)

Pat said...

Yowser! Those are some big ants! Too cute! Whereabouts in Texas did you see them?

diane said...

Interesting shot.

maiaT said...

They are horrible but Earth is their place too. Your macros are amazing.

Nora Johnson said...

How creepy - we're plagued by giant frogs here in Andalucia! Want to swap?!!

Apologies for delay in stopping by - love yr A-Thursday post & whole blog! lol

Wonder if you have any views on Jocelyn Wildenstein over at my place today?!

"Women have the Age they Deserve"

XOXO LOLA:)

VP said...

When I was a kid those old movies where all the SciFi we could get, I still remember them fondly. A very nice and original image, thanks for rekindling our memories.

Mumsy said...

They are huge! Great shot and happy weekend to you.

Pam said...

It sure does take me back to the 50's, Kathy. That is quite an amazing sight.

Woody said...

LOL! Tying the music theme makes me smile every time :-) The monochrome sci-fi is my favorite.

Rebecca said...

Hee hee, running into those would be scary!

Melissa B. said...

Are these fire ants, up close and personal? I hope they're courtesy of PhotoShop. I'd be scared if I saw a little bugger that big. Bravo!

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh gosh those are big ants!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Too funny!! When we lived in Texas we used to get monster sized water bugs that lived in the rock walls around our home. Talk about creepy. My neighbors must have thought I was having an affair with our exterminator. Daughters were babies so those nasty creatures were not going to get into my home. :)

Ebie said...

Yikes! Itchy feet! Nice one, Kathy!

Gattina said...

Yikes, I don't like insects and such big once are even worse !

Diane AZ said...

They look huge! The monochrome does make me feel nostalgic for old Sci-fi movies.

Dianne said...

do people ride them!!

I love the accompanying music LOL

Spiderdama said...

Jepp, I never go there! hehe
Great shots!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Those are scarey looking ants! Oh, I loved the Indiana Jones series (mentioned in your previous poast), too. My favorite is The Last Crusade. I know most people like the Ark, but I loved the last one! Linda

Eden said...

Such big ants. Cool shots!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I'm running behind...living in babyland! lol I love those giant ants! Did you photograph those big guys? Amazing! And I loved your Indiana Jones post! When I went to my Jewish friend's temple with her, I was so disappointed because the ark was just a fancy closet! lol No smoke or spirits! And I am happy to see signs of spring here, too! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy!

ACK! Those are some big ants ...I wouldn't want them at my picnic.. lol

PS:
My daughter is clown phobic also --it seems many people are! I'm not _-i actually liked Bozo the Clown ..lol

James said...

That's cool! Where did you find them? Speaking of "Them" That reminds me that it's going to be on tv soon. :)

Lew said...

Nice shots! But I would rather reflect on other movies from the 50's.

Rajesh said...

Just amazing.

My name is PJ. said...

NO! Those are photoshopped, right? NO! That can't be real!

Stine in Ontario said...

Tee hee. Yep, it would be a horror to have ants that big in my garden. :)

siromade08 said...

It's a big and monstrous ants, great photos.

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Doreen said...

that is why I live in Michigan!! :-) (just kidding)

Bonnie said...

OMG! this does remind me of Saturday afternoon at the movies. I still have nightmares of a giant flying preying mantis! Ugh, nightmares forever!

Hope you are enjoying your day, Bonnie

happilyretired said...

Ohmygosh ... if I were to visit Texas, methinks I'd actually wear SHOES. Yikes!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Beth Niquette said...

EEEEEeeeek!

Wow! I've always heard things were bigger there--just didn't have any idea what was meant by that!

(grin)

Suzanne said...

Really great...but what I love most is Dave Matthew's Ants Go Marching. Thanks for your humor and creative relfection.

DesignTies said...

This is so funny... just the other day hubby and I purposefully flipped past an old giant ant movie because I was reminded of being scared out of my wits as a child the last time I watched one. Not a fan of ants!! ;-)

I wanted to thank you so much for your lovely comments on my home-staging post, Kathy... you're terrific!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Are these ants real? They look like having a chat.

Jenny said...

Love them music. The ants scare me!

JM said...

This is so cool! Now you made me think of Marabunta, the movie! :-)

AB HOME Interiors said...

Haha those pics are scary!

The Muse said...

hello my friend...i am now following you, anonymously, due to some stalking issues, i could not simply eliminate you from my reader!...)wanted to let you know, why my avatar will not show in the follow list :) (at least for a while)...
i am sure i will prevail and this issue will not get me completely down.
perhaps i can borrow some of those big ants...and send them to the nefarious ip address! LOL
HUGS!

Sarah said...

What fun to see these old photos. I'm not a sci-fi fan. I think I saw one too many of these as a child. LOL
Thanks for sharing.