Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



On Wednesday:


Giant is
A matter of perspective
Bug’s eye view

By Saturday:


Formosan termites
A giant pain in my ass
Just nature doing its thing

I put the top post together on Wednesday. The idea was that giant is a matter of perspective. A flower that comes to my knee is as giant to an insect as a redwood tree is to us and everything in the universe is a matter of scale. So much for light and pretty. By Saturday the insect world had taken a dark turn in my life. I had a termite inspection and needless to say the house failed. Badly. Formosan termites had gotten into the first story floor via a covered area under the stairs. These rat bastards can reduce what in scale to them is a giant house to pulp in a year. Saturday while cleaning up the damaged wood with four letter expletives pouring from my mouth I realized that the only reason I was pissed was because the termites were breaking down my house instead of a dead tree. That what they are doing is vital to the earth’s survival. Imagine if nothing broke down, nothing was recycled and energy was never transferred. Then life could not be sustained. In a weird way I am grateful they exist and eventually, these little guys will have their way and the house will be rendered back to the earth. It just better be long after I have moved on. For now I am taking evil pleasure in watching these little buggers squirm in the sunlight.

In response to Pic and a Word Challenge # 108: Giants and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale.

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Giants

  1. Ugh. Termites. We had that problem when we bought our place. So far so good now though. Love the pic, but I really love the header pic! Lifeguard stand? 😃

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  2. Thank you. Yes, the header is a lifeguard stand out at the beach.

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  4. Cute, you gave me many smiles while reading your post.
    Hope you feel better now and your house last until you are well gone.

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  5. Thank you! I hope I am around a looong time.

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  7. Wonderful on both counts!

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  8. Perhaps they’re doing only what they’re supposed to be doing… nonetheless, a major drag. Though, I suppose, “drag” was not in your four-letter vocabulary on Saturday?

    Love the Wednesday photo and poem. A little whimsey. 🙂

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  9. Thank you. No, drag was not even close…

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  11. I love the flower angle. Made me feel really tiny like Thumbelina

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