scylla and charybdis / by Laura Kochman

Earlier in the summer I tried to get rid of the fire ants in my garden, and I kind of vaguely succeeded, but there are still at least six or seven large ant mounds in my backyard (just not in the middle of my garden bed). There are two mounds I have to walk through in order to get to the backyard from my porch. I think of them as Scylla and Charybdis as I chuckle to myself, and step lightly.

And just because I couldn't go out there without taking more pictures, here is my garden growing: