Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Through the blast of the gun and the picking of his pocket he slept like a baby"



"Through the blast of the gun and the picking of his pocket he slept like a baby" - The Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

12 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

These snails are such fun and the colour pics of them are quite wonderful ... they are very pale in comparison to the snails I find around her.

How far from the beach do you live? For me it is only a couple of hours drive away.

Caçador said...

Of course, it's easy when we have an armor (in colours!).

Beijo

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun with the snails.

Martina said...

Joan Elizabeth, some of them have a little bit more colour but most of them look like these ones, yes. We also have lots of edible snails - they are quite huge.

Duh - around 400km to The Hague, Netherlands, would be the nearest shore.

CiB, yes I did - what else to do when you have the urge to take photos and it has been raining all day on a Sunday ... :-) ... horrible weather around here right now.

me said...

Martina - this is a wonderful photo - I like the texture of the ground in the snail's path. It's almost as if it's tearing up the ground. You use color so sparingly but so effectively. I love the next couple quotes that you have coming up.

Dominik Żyłowski said...

I like the connection of colours and contrast. Great photo!
Have a nice weekend (and also week after of course ;)!

paulboo said...

They are rather pretty snails aren't they, hard to resist as a subject, glad you didn't resist.

Martina said...

Thank you, Dominik - you, too. Hopefully you have some more spring than we have.

me, yes, it's cool, isn't it - like a road construction machine ... zrrrrrrrrm. Thank you.

paulboo, yes, but I must say I definitely resist the big brown ones without houses - slugs? Not with a macro lens. NO. ;-)

paulboo said...

Slugs are pretty disgusting looking creatures YUK!

Martina said...

paulboo, lol - since I wrote this I am constantly thinking about taking photos of slugs ... wouldn't post them though - my mother would never come back to my blog ...

ER said...

aw, that's so cute! their shells are so beautiful!

Martina said...

ER, I have seen some with more colours the last days - perhaps I will make another snail series. A more colourful one.

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