It’s one of those off days for me. I thought I would spend the day finding incredible things to photograph but my inspiration was a bit lacking and besides, I had too many things to do at home today to trek out to find hawks or something more photo-worthy. I tried to find some inspiring photos in the fountain that had turned to ice in the 25° overnight temperatures but was unimpressed with my efforts. I turned my attention to other, non-photography related matters until a few minutes ago when I walked by the living room and noticed the light falling on my ant sculpture; this was my first inspiring moment of the day. I love how the light comes from one side and the ant appears to be looming from the darkness. My sister-in-law found this ant at a roadside stand in Redding and gave it to me that Christmas to commemorate the ant invasion that I suffered through for almost two years before, out of desperation, I hired a pest service to rid my home of the persistent invaders. At the time she gave it to me, I didn’t think I’d ever need a reminder but when I saw it today, I realized I still appreciate their absence and that the only ant that’s in my home now is made of rusty metal and rocks.