Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Snail Moving

The snails moved into their garden today.
14 snails!
We kept nine.
I love snails, 
as I'm sure I've said on every post I've done about snails.
I love watching them move gracefully along
balancing their home on their back,
tentacles stretched with eyes searching.
Children are intrigued by snails.
 How they move,
how they feel when they are touched
or when they touch us.
How they can hide so quickly for a creature
that moves so slow.
And why do they look different?
Some have one stripe while others have many stripes.
 Our babies.
We'll probably won't see them again because
they are so small
and they'll be lost in the tall, tall grass.

The children love taking care of the snails.
Making it rain.