15.10.07

Autumn creeper





If a man carried my burden,

He would break his back.
I am not rich,
But leave silver in my track.
(traditional riddle)

24 comments:

Cathy said...

Ooh, beautiful, atmospheric stuff Gretel. I take it you didn't need the 'Sport' setting on your camera when you photographed your little guest!

Eric Orchard said...

Great riddle! Sounds Hobbity. How big is that snail?

Merisi said...

Lyrical. Autumnal. Heavenly.
I love the picture of you there, on the floor, sneaking up on that snail. :-)

Puddock said...

Lovely pics pg. I love snails even more than I love slugs!

PG said...

I love snails when they are not in my garden eating my veg!

He is quite small Eric, about 2 centimeters maximum.

Erica-Jane said...

I've just put this riddle to Mr Nick.
Talk about twenty questions - "Can it fly? Has it got two legs? Four legs...six legs? No legs?!!"

Hee hee, we know how to have fun!

Gorgeous photo :0)

Erica
xx

LittleBrownDog said...

Beautiful snail picture, pg. Love the shapes those seed heads make.

lampworkbeader said...

I love snails. I have lovely brown and cream stripy ones in my garden. This doesn't stop me squashing them though when I catch them on my veg.

carolyn said...

Great riddle, very Anglo Saxon, and great photographs.

Joanna said...

A lovely little snail, but he looks so huge

tash said...

Such happy little things are snails - and so much nicer to pick off plants than slugs. Though don't tell the chickens I throw them over the fence - they'd be most put-off!

Becca said...

The photos are quite lovely. I actually remember the riddle from when I was young (took forever to come up with an answer).

tlc illustration said...

Hobbity riddle, yes! :-) What a fun and unexpected place to find that guy. (I'm glad (and jealous) to see you outside).

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Lovely photo...I love riddles where the answer is right there :)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Fantastic pictures!
And from your other post.....love your window! Wow, would I ever like to have that!

tea
xo

OldBagNewTricks said...

Such a remarkable photo and a very pretty chestnut snail. Whatever does he expect to eat from a whithered Queen Anne's Lace? Poor Dear.

Jenny

gilfling said...

These photographs are gorgeous! I too love snails exept when they are eating all my garden plants.

sally's chateau said...

Great riddle and love the piccies !

ksklein said...

what a lovely header.

Barb said...

What a joy to have a few minutes to spare out of days spent with family visits and painting walls, so that I could read about printing presses, ginger cats, bread and newts. Your writing never ceases to delight me!

Frances said...

Hello PG,

This is first time that I have visited your beautiful site. Why did it take me so long?

I loved seeing lots of your artwork, and also enjoyed the photos of how you manage to fit so much into your home. The same is so true here in this apartment, a land of piles of books, yarns, baskets, baskets, canvasses, paints, watercolor blocks, paints, brushes, pencils, cameras, old china, just all sorts of things that delight me.

Cheers!

Merisi said...

Miss you!

Connie said...

That is really a great photo. The detail of the snail is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Connie

DrowseyMonkey said...

Beautiful photos!