Wednesday, June 5, 2013

at a snail's pace 4

[this story about a snail is takin' forever!]

Ever so slowly a snail stretched its body across a wide chasm outside my workshop. I asked myself, "Will he make it? Should I intervene?"

I didn't intervene. I let nature take its course, its painstakingly slow course. I was 90% sure snails had - sometime during the last 1,000 years - developed the technology to bridge the gap between deck boards.

Why, the little critter made it look easy. No sweat involved. Just a bit of slime. As it turned around I imagined what it was saying to itself: "Easy kap-easy."

["I'll go back to tell others how it's done."] 

However, as many already know, life (and nature) ain't always easy. Inside 30 minutes, something terrible happened.

Stay tuned.

Photos by GH


Please click here to view 'at a snail's pace 3'

Please click here to view an exciting video about the snail's adventure.


Barry Wells said...

Something terrible happened?


G. Harrison said...

skid marks on the shop floor tell the tale!