Monday, August 30, 2010

Snail Trails Day Three

Last day of the Snailathon
NO MORE SNAILS, I promise!
(note the word promise is in small letters)

As I tossed the tennis ball to Jake on day Three of Snail Trails, I noticed this little guy on the pool steps rail.

For all the non-snail folks out there, I found this info on

Do snails do anything beneficial in a garden? Besides triggering thoughts of Browning? They date almost to the beginning of time. They control algae in ponds. Like earthworms, they recycle organic matter. Birds eat them. And they delight kids.





He was so cute (because he is itty bitty could sit on a dime.
He/she was headed for a dive into the pool, so I picked him up and deposited him on a leaf and left him there.

16 comments:

Picturit said...

Hi Sandra great photos of snail the first one is great love the composition and perfect depth of field.

Ginny said...

Yes! A fitting way to end this series, finally some real good close ups, so he can take his bow, if he COULD bow! Do these leave a silver trail? What do Jake and Baby think of them? I know they put tiny snails in fish aquariums to keep them clean, but that must be a different kind of snail. I'm glad you saved him from a watery disaster. I loved this series!! That's because I am like the snails now, cannot move fast paced or even regular paced.

srp said...

Here I mostly find slugs; slimy slinky creatures without cute shells. They eat the columbine leaves and leave nasty silver trails across the hot tub lid and plant leaves. I would rather have the snails. I do think that the bug population has been bountiful this summer. I do not seem to have the large number of birds at the feeders as usual. Perhaps they are filling up on insects instead of seeds.

Mary said...

Sandra your photos are truly remarkable. You are a talented photographer. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...MAry

MedaM said...

You have done wonderful job with the snail. All the photos are great; the composition, the perspective and the light is excellent. The photos from your previous post are also really lovely as well as you new header. :-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Sandra. Oh snails are MUCH more interesting than that. :)

I have done two posts on them with some terrific info if you are interested in learning more.

Learn about the Snail Gel too. :)

George said...

These are wonderful macros -- you did a wonderful job of capturing these. I hope he enjoyed his leaf snack.

Judy said...

Wonderful photos!

I think you should give him/her a name or did Jake have a snail snack?

Snapper II said...

Great photos of the snails. You must have used the Nikon?

Beverly said...

Love that cute little snail. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great macros, Sandra.... You got some very clear pictures of that little creature....

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

photowannabe said...

Great closeups of this tiny little guy. He has such fascinating detail. You were kind to rescue him.

From the Kitchen said...

Great photos! I'm going to miss your snail posts. I am, however, happy to know that you are kind to snails = )

Best,
Bonnie

Kilauea Poetry said...

I like the shimmer and I noticed you took the pink flower down. I enlarged each as I'm not certain which one you had up- they are gorgeous Sandra..I wasn't wrong!!

Krista said...

Totally, absolutely, 100% ADORABLE! I love how you took care of him and put him on a leaf. That's why you're one of my favourite people on the internet. :o)

SquirrelQueen said...

I am sorry to see this series come to an end, I have really enjoyed your snail tales! I really like the second shot, it is a beautiful macro of the little fellow on the silver.