Monday Morning #Haiku 94 — Hibernating Snail

hibernating snail

Fed by detritus,
new leaves spring forth undeterred.
Snails still asleep.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

12 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 94 — Hibernating Snail”

    1. There are times when I’d quite like to hibernate in a protective shell, too. Those shoots might as well enjoy themselves whilst the going’s good. Two-and-a-half months to go until it’s snail party time 🙂

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    1. Snails are fascinating, the way they seal themselves into their shells in the winter. Some are less lucky. I have another picture of a shell lying on its back in the same flower bed, full of water and obviously devoid of its occupant.
      Wishing you a lovely week, too, Leigh.

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      1. I had no idea they could survive the winter or hibernate. I wonder if they would survive in this climate. Hmm. The worms have come out into the upper soil here recently, but they’ll no doubt be going back far underground as we’ve got a cold spell and possible snow on schedule for the middle or later of this week. Hope your sidewalk is all walkable again. Thanks, Sarah!

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      2. Snails usually hunker down under leaf mulch, so they’re fairly snug. I’m guessing that the one in my photo had temporarily come out of hibernation when we had an unseasonably warm snap and just resealed its shell without seeking out further cover. I think snails would survive in your climate. They’re fairly resilient, except when it comes to assault by birds, slug pellets, or wellie boots!


      1. How wonderful! I always dreamed of having hedgehog babies in my garden! No chance here, unless everyone puts holes in their fences…and I don’t think that’s going to happen 😉 xxxx

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