ants in my compost bin!!

ants in my compost bin!!

I admit that I probably haven't been the best with maintaining my compost bin in the backyard. I add stuff to it and try to poke around to move things around. Mostly it sits there left alone. Yesterday though I went to open the little hatch to collect readied compost and all these ant came swarming out!! They were caramel colored and there were tons of them. What do I do? Is this normal? I don't think so, but I don't know. I don't think I want to spray anything, right? Because that would be adding chemicals to my compost. Help! I also was set to rotate the bins of my worm bin, but a lot of the worms were still in the lowest bin! I had posted about this a few months ago and you all were so helpful. I had added dampened newspaper in that bin incase there was an air gap between the levels. Maybe I just have stubborn worms who don't want to move up to another level?! I added another layer of newspaper to see if that would help. I really want to collect the rich castings to add to my soil, but can't because the worms are everywhere. Grrrr...
What the heck is destroying my lilies?!

What the heck is destroying my lilies?!

Colors bleeding in wash…

Colors bleeding in wash…

Thanks for ID on zinnia

Thanks for ID on zinnia

pillows.

pillows.

Just a load of photos from my garden this morning

Just a load of photos from my garden this morning

Two firsts :D

Two firsts :D