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I picked it up to see if it was alive or if it was just a shell.

But when I picked it up, not only was it alive, it laid an egg in my hand


I put the snail with the egg on a leaf in some thickets out of the open.

June 21st, 2017 at 11:16 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Planted this early last year as an experiment. Although tea roses are beautiful they are fussy and I’ve had bad luck with them. This specific variety is a climber- not as strong as ivy, but it should latch on to nearby things. It grew a decent amount, and started creeping upward, but would not bloom at all-

Until just this week. Four of them.

Tried to guide it to grab a hold of the lattice, but it doesn’t seem to want to do that just yet. It appears to have two goals.

First, it tried to “hold hands” with another plant. So I separated them.
Second, it seems to be growing the opposite direction as intended, toward my hose faucet. I think that might mean it wants to be watered more… (I’m really cautious about this because I’ve accidentally killed roses by over-watering). I’m going to leave it for now. But, if my water bill spikes suddenly due to something when I’m not home…

June 7th, 2017 at 10:04 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Leopard slug. On the pathway by the house

Kind of gross but I don’t have it in me to try and kill them. Slugs are very hard to exterminate, anyhow. This species of slug is native to Europe but was introduced during colonization times and became prolific here.

Like the other species, they have one behavior where if you touch them, the horns retract. Almost cute, in a way. almost.

July 11th, 2016 at 9:31 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Slug from my ditch out front

July 10th, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Old garden roses from my backyard.

July 8th, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Spotted during a walk at a nearby park.

May 26th, 2016 at 10:03 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

May 1st, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink