Monday, August 24, 2009

"But naturally, Cap'n - we're all in a panic, don't you see?"



"But naturally, Cap'n - we're all in a panic, don't you see?" - Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

9 comments:

Aileni said...

'Okay, which one of you has the flag?'
'Sorry Sarge - I forgot it.'
'Well go back and fetch it and look smart about ir!'

Clueless in Boston said...

Good choice for Monochrome Monday. After Aileni's comment, I don't know what to say.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wonderful shot ... and with that quote really made me smile ... just like the kind of chaos we have at work sometimes.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an intriguing shot! Like snails given marching orders!

kobico said...

I like the textures you captured, Martina. The weathered grain on the log, fuzzy background, both smooth-looking and veined leaves, the whorled grooves on the snails -- a very tactile photo.

AB said...

Looks like a major snail party going on!

Martina said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. Does anyone know why snails do this? Gathering in a row, "standing" on top of each other? Is it really a party, like AB did assume?

kobico said...

My google-fu on snail aggregation came up with marine snails. If land snails are similar, it could be to prevent dessication or to mate, so it is a party of sorts!

Martina said...

kobico, now of course I had to google too ;-)... and found wonderful descriptions about the amorous plays of Helix pomatia (duration:many hours), but nothing about snail parties ... except one hint that they gather for ... sleeping .... hm

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