Yep. Today was International Rock Flipping Day.
My hubby helped flip the sandstone rock that borders the driveway hosta bed. My camera at the ready, I watched as he used a hoe and in seconds the soil that hadn't seen light in decades was drenched in sunlight. Below are the photographs of the denizens of this shady little world.
I'm sure you recognize the pill bug and the worm. I think this pix reveals worm 'poop'. See that little pile of small dirt balls?
UPDATE. ONE YEAR LATER ON BUG GUIDE. THIS IS: Symphylan
I wish I had a way of showing you how teensy-weencie that little white centipede-like bug is. But he was massively upset that we'd up-ended his world. He desperately tried to get back into his shadow world. (UPDATE - My hubby and I agree that if placed on a US penny he would barely have run the length of the top of Lincoln's head)
My husband was happy to oblige him and after I snapped these shots did a reverse flip.
His take on the whole affair: "I don't like anything on the other side of the light."
Well, I suspect the feeling was mutual.