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Snail Day, part 3

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Snail Clinging to Slender Stalk 2052

Okay, one last time: I’m calling March 13th of this year Snail Day at McKinney Falls State Park because I found plenty of snails there that had left the ground and climbed onto various plants. This inch-long snail was clinging to a slender, dry, broken-off stalk. Such a close view provides the best look of the three in this miniseries at the kind of spiral that characterizes these shells. The red patches in the background are from the fruits of a tasajillo cactus.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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March 31, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Snail Day, part 2

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Snail Clinging to Dry Grass 2124

As I said, I’m calling March 13th of this year Snail Day at McKinney Falls State Park because I found a bunch of snails there that had left the ground and climbed onto various things, including the dry grass you see here. From the angle at which I took this picture the grass seemed to form a loop, and that irregular loop partly contrasted with the more-regular spiral of the snail’s shell. If the previous post was an example of a composition that could be described as “more is more,” this one is an example of “less is more.”

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 31, 2013 at 6:11 AM

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