Group of little ants in rounded recess. Huge ant (maybe queen) in vertical butt joint.
Everybody waking up after a long, cold winter.
Die you little monster (beneath my boot)!
Beginning the deconstruction. Note the downhill (right) side, which stays the wettest, has the most damage. This is consistent on the entire rear side of the deck stairs.
This damage was mostly concealed until I removed the skirt boards.
Also concealed... top of one of the step stringers.
Top of the lower step stringer.
Right side top of stair stringer area.
Left, top of stair stringer, again.
Lower, rear post.