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An embodied spiral

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Snail 0497

As you heard in the last two posts, on July 29th I was on a photography outing in a sump on the southeast corner of Dessau Rd. and Wells Branch Parkway on the Blackland Praire in northeast Austin. That’s a lot of prepositional phrases beginning with on (4) and in (3), but speaking of on, on one part of the property I noticed a lot of snails that had climbed up on various plants. Here’s one of them for you to gaze on.

It occurs to me now that this snail has a color scheme similar to the one in the feather you saw here last month. What the snail lacks in iridescence it makes up for with its spiral.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 9, 2014 at 5:42 AM

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