If you look closely (in the “large” view) you’ll notice that some of the black spots are actually ants.
Summer 2007 – Rotterdam, NY One of my girlfriend’s parents purchased a home that was owned by a Master Gardener and neither of them gardened. They asked me to come and tell them what their plants were, thin some out and feel free to photograph them. After a few hours, I had enough plants to fill half my garden and had filled up my photo cards, not to mention I couldn’t help but trim one of their trees while their backs were turned. I had to lay on my back to shoot this as the blooms point downward.