One True Path

Ants on eucalyptus tree, Southern California

They take one true path,
ants scurrying at daybreak,
seeking sustenance.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 30, 2012, in California, haiku, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Southern California, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. Terrific shadow shot for the day! Those little guys throw a pretty big shadow, don’t they! Enjoy your weekend!


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The shadows are actually bigger than the ants! Thanks for your visit, Sylvia. It’s always good to “see” you!

  2. Oh, me! Oh, my! What an incredible shot! Isn’t it interesting that you got the perfect number in the shot? Three?

  3. Breathtaking camera work. Great Haiku.

  4. wonderful photo…..the one true path, with no distractions – well-done

  5. This is wonderful!!

  6. The ants do not care which path to take – they doggedly take the one that’ in their way. Vertical if necessary, and this ant army, including shadows, appears to have doubled…great capture!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Are you SURE they don’t care which path they take? If I were an ant. I’d probably take the path of least resistance. But, then, I’m not an ant!



    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I hope you find plenty of ants to pack for your picnic, John. Happy munching and crunching! 🙂

  8. What an amazing shot – the ants look as if they are shadow boxing!!

  9. They follow but the shadow of the one true path — kiivas, hon.iii.9


  10. Great nature shot and haiku ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Wow! Congrats on this great capture, MMT.

    Ants always seem so busy! I guess they are.

  12. Beautiful snap… also the ‘true path’ mention… very apt!
    Dew drops of the Dawn.

  13. Very cool. Great photo, too!

  14. The detail of the tiny ants’ features + shadow is amazing! And love the criss-cross of shadow lines captured too!

  15. I never thought of ants having a true path. What a thought provoking haiku.

  16. What a cool picture this is!! 🙂

  17. Great find and capture MMT!

    Classic Car Show shadows

  18. It really is lovely this photo. I like the sharpness and softness of the colors.
    nice play of light and shadows with these ants.

  19. Nice shadows there.

  20. I think they are busy working. ^_^


  21. What a great shot! I love the shadows!

  22. Who told you that this
    Is the right path to follow?
    Friend – it was my aunt.

    For a different kind of lucky shot, check out mine.


  23. Love the shadows and the texture of this photo! Quite creative.

  24. Ants are such clever creatures. Undeflectable.

  25. OUTSTANDING!!! No not that the ants are out, standing…your photo is plainly and simply outstanding.

  26. Hi there – thats a nice capture. Love the shadows.


  27. Nice picture of the worker ants ~ Their only path is always about food ~ Great post ~

  28. A remarkable capture! Love the little ant shadows.

  29. Great post! I have just got back to blogging after having a child and wanted to drop by to say hello. Stop by my blog if u get a chance and also
    take a moment to go “Like” Hood Photography on Facebook

  30. awesome picture……wonderful words……………. loving it 🙂

  31. sustenance.. universal truth..

  32. Mindblowing image !!! wonderful 🙂

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