This is how I get rid of persistent thoughts about what is coming and what has been. As for the snails, I mean to study why they do this – every year but this year they exaggerate – just that I’m afraid of what I’d find out.
Executive decision Do you ever wonder how cadaver dogs are trained, elephants tamed, horses broken, little girls taught a lesson, sportsmen scheduled to stumble? Education is relative. Growing up is murder. Future is chaos. Death is executive decision.
All these photos were taken in May and June this year and are set more or less in order, so that you can observe the yellowing process. Snails did this in previous years as well, but this year it’s at if they were preparing for something. There was no drought in May as you can see. It was lovely and green. And June is always yellow in this way.
ADD-IT: I’m adding the following explanation for this phenomenon, which Lynette found online. See her comment below. Thank you most kindly!
“The formation of these clusters, sometimes formed with many specimina, also called ‘grappes’, is a strategy land snails use to fight the high temperatures of the ground and the low levels of humidity in the summer. The snails climb up the stem of leafless plants or trunks so as to avoid dying of dehydration. They hold on to the vegetal substrate creating epiphragm, which can be created in about 10 minutes. During the summer months (up to four), snails remain dormant, reducing their metabolism and heartbeat to half.”
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #275: Chaos
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