captivating cepaea

September 20, 2010 · 2 comments

in Other Invertebrates

Snail in it's shell - Cepaea hortensis   |   Mesmerising Moments

The oak log pile dries after recent rain.

Gnarled and green branches tumble-tossed aside harbour life.

A gorgeous gastropod gropes over its surface, a mint humbug with motivation.

Snail shell whirls in my eyes, swirling inner skies. I slip and slide inside,


vanilla curls coated in caramel and chocolate.

White lipped, tight-lipped silent as you slink across the bark. Soul spark visible in full-stop eyes.

This picture was taken during this Mesmerising Moment on a mobile phone camera.

Find out more about the distribution and habits of White-lipped Banded Snails (Cepaea hortensis) on the ARKive website.

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Sandie September 21, 2010 at 18:03

I love both the picture and the words – just beautiful…..

wildelycreative September 21, 2010 at 18:08

Thanks Sandie.

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