Cheetahs In My Shoes

living with the imaginary menagerie and all that it entails

You’re Beautiful – Slugs and Snails

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We got out the car on Saturday afternoon to find what looked like a violently green jelly sweet had been left on the wall of our front garden. Please don’t be under any illusions that we have a grand front wall – it’s the original 1950’s construction from when the houses were built and it’s held together with 60 years of mud, moss and not a great deal else.

So, back to the violently green jelly sweet sitting on the wall – it warranted further investigation. So we had a look, and a little prod… and then it moved. Nestled in the moss was a rather large caterpillar. Out came the cameras, and off we went on a bug hunt.

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I appreciate that slugs and snails aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and I haven’t included our pictures of ants, worms and woodlice! However, when I look closely at the swirl of a snail shell, or how green the caterpillar is, the symmetry of the spots on a ladybird or how clever the antennae of a snail are, I can’t help but think they’re beautiful. Mother Nature doing her stuff once again.

So that’s my beautiful thing for the week – nothing mega-inspirational but something that made us all look a bit harder and say ‘wow’. What’s yours?

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I’m also linking this post up to The Gallery this week. The theme is ‘colour’; the intricacies and subtle variations of colour that can be seen in just our front garden, never cease to amaze me.

Author: Jenny

Life, photos and recipes mixed with family life, additional medical needs and a whole load of imaginary friends

6 thoughts on “You’re Beautiful – Slugs and Snails

  1. You take such amazing photos! Really lovely and I love the concentration on CK’s face with the caterpillar! I am a bit rubbish with bugs so maybe I need to embrace the natural world a bit more.

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  3. Hey Jenny, I’m not sure if your site is having a brain fart or if it’s my computer but the linky link isn’t working. I was going to link up this post http://www.justbringthechocolate.com/blog/three-children-and-it/

  4. Amazing photos! That caterpillar is stunning! Just this week, due to some misadventures with my children we have become the proud owners of 3 pet snails, and I have become OBSESSED with observing and photographing their damp gliding movements and the incredible variety of colors on their shells. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures. i am so glad that i found them!

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