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Monday Morning #Haiku 64 — Clematis

Clematis & Snail

Slime versus beauty
Snail rests in clematis
Temporary truce

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18 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 64 — Clematis

  1. Well spotted image! I love the snail in the frame. It looks as if the snail thinks it can’t be seen..!

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    • It’s amazing all the places snails lurk. My daughter once had some pet snails in an ice-cream box that she called ‘The Snailry’. One day they all escaped in her bedroom. About six months later we found them hibernating behind a poster on the wall!

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  2. Gorgeous Clematis, Sarah. I suppose the snail is also beautiful in his own way, but one wouldn’t really want to see the two together. 😕

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  3. Let’s hope the truce lasts, though I fear it won’t 🙂

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    • I gave up with clematis in my own garden years ago, having had a couple of them munched up. The one in the picture is on a fence, beneath which there is a concrete path, so maybe without too much grass and foliage in the immediate vicinity, the majority of snails will go elsewhere.

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      • Snails do tend to ruin plants but always thought it was due to their slime. I am not a very good gardener not to know what snails do! Smiles!

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      • Maybe ignorance is bliss, Robin! Their slime is very adhesive if you ever get it on your hands. It won’t even come off with soap and water very easily. I wouldn’t recommend touching one of those slippery blighters.


  4. nice poem+picture

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  5. Dale on said:

    How such lovely beasties can wreak so much havoc is beyond me. Great capture and Haiku!

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  6. It is nice to see the truce, Sarah. I was on Naomi’s blog where she had had her son being rushed off to preschool, he wanted to look at a bug. You mentioned you kept a bug drawing book your own son made. This made me realize I had missed a few of your posts.
    Then, it is so funny, I come over here and it isn’t a bug, it’s a snail on pretty flowers, I see. Smiles, Robin

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    • I think my son’s bug drawing book included anything small that slithered or crawled.
      If you do a search for the word “snails” on my blog, Robin, you will find them mentioned often. I have an ongoing love-hate relationships with them — no, maybe hate is too strong a word. In my house, I have a collection of snail ornaments, from which my houseplants are safe!


  7. Your clematis is looking lovely Sarah…but as for that naughty snail hiding behind it, well, the cheek of it. They are out and about aren’t they? I am trying again, for the umpteenth time, to grow lupins this year (never give up is my motto, ha!). So far so good, there is new growth, but snails are appearing. I’m trying broken egg shells. Let’s see if they work as suggested… Hope you are having a good week dear Sarah 🙂 xxxx


  8. I doubt the truce will last long! We’re lucky to have song thrush regularly visit our garden who finds snails particularly tasty!

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