When It Rains

White-lipped Snail Cepaea hortensis

Yes, when it rains these all come out to play … or eat my garden to the ground. I really like the shell colours and patterns on these.


White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

23 thoughts on “When It Rains

  1. I always enjoy your images. In addition they make me think, about the subject and how it relates to me.

    Like this, a snail. But when I look again it’s …. when did I last see one, why not in the swamps, etc.

    Thanks.

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  2. Very good photo. I guess you can say goodbye to your garden. Ha Lots of rain due here this week.

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    1. Thank you Belinda! Well, they kept eating my Hostas over the last few years so I have given up growing them for now. But in the main they are not too bad.

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  3. It’s raining here right now, but I don’t see anything nearly so cute as your snail out playing in the puddles. Even the mallards seem to have gone to bed. This is a pretty one — its shell is a beautiful color.

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  4. What an unusual shell colour. Surprising, as it makes them stand out in the garden and surely more prone to predators?

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  5. A lovely image Pete, though I dislike the damage they do to my plants! I throw them over the fence into the field where I hope they find sufficient to eat without returning to my garden!

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    1. Thank you Jude 🙂 I thought you was going to say you throw them over the fence into the neighbour’s garden lol! I remember some years back I got a bucket and scoured my garden for all the snails I could find and then took them down the road and released them into the woods. I am sure they managed to find their way back again!

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    1. … well they are certainly making the most of it here after three straight days of continuous rain … they must think they are in a water park lol 🙂

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