Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spiralling Love

I'm sitting here writing this post in absolute awe of
the beauty of this Universe.

Right here at 303 Little House, right here on my front porch,
two beautiful leopard slugs hung in a spiralling love knot,
twirling slowly around and around right in front of me.

I know these gentle creatures eat my flowers, not caring
to save one bloom but nibble their way through every
flower bud, and my hostas look like Edward Scissor Hands
has been running through my garden with wild abandon.

But I just feel so privileged to have witnessed such beauty this morning.

After they finished I thought about picking them up and taking them
across the street to the park, but there is something comforting
about knowing these two are now returning to their home (my home)
under the front steps to have their young.

I guess I'll be out at night with a flashlight and a bucket again soon,
and a new location for a new generation will be coming soon.

Take a look at the beauty of nature here ...


  1. What a great thing to witness! The beauty of nature is boundless!

  2. Okay...once I got passed their sluggy-ness, it really was quite beautiful!
    The slugs and the Japanese beetles have been eating their way through my garden too V!

  3. No one will ever be able to squish one again!

  4. It does take a bit of getting past their sluggy-ness like you say V - but nature is so amazing and beautiful when you really take time out to look!

  5. Totally brilliant ! I have never seen the sluggy like of this before, absolutely amazing piece of procreation.

    One word of warning don't give the baby slugs names -ok !

  6. wonderful unique post! thanks for sharing something I have never seen before

  7. I think you have a winner in this one Jacqueline...great shot! I am with you...let them sister would say "it is a sign". :)

    Great to hear from you...I have been out of the "commenting" world lately..I am looking forward to school starting so that I can get back into the swing of it again.

    Thinking of you and V. in the Loire Valley....

    Jeanne xxx

  8. Victoria. I seem to be alone here; slugs are really not my scene. I put down (environmentally friendly) slug pellets every year, otherwise I'd have no vegs.

    Sorry to see your pic of the twin schoolgirls has now gone. I rather liked it!

  9. I'm with you Cro...where did those two little girls go?

  10. you are so swwet
    if I watched the sloppy little buggers , I think I would have hurled my guts up


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