Sunday, 14 June 2009

Collecting shells

Exchanging snail shells
The Podlings are fascinated by snails at the moment. Their favourite activity when the weather is fine is to walk about the front garden hunting for snail shells. They generally gather up all the shells they can find and line them up between the stones of the driveway. Judging by the number they are finding, it's no wonder all the flowers in the front garden were decimated last year.

Inspecting the ranks
Thankfully, most of the shells they find are empty. They are quite squeamish about picking up shells where the snail is still in residence, for which I am eternally grateful! I'm not too fond of things that crawl and creep myself, so I wouldn't relish being handed a live snail to inspect!

Lily studies a new snail shell

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