When It Rains 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. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 23 thoughts on “When It Rains” Add yours You need a friendly Thrush Pete! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I guess I do lol! LikeLike Reply Yes, the shell is quite nice! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Sandy. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much Ted. You would have thought they would like those nice damp swamps … LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very good photo. I guess you can say goodbye to your garden. Ha Lots of rain due here this week. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Peggy 🙂 They do like to snack here and there, but they are not too bad. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very nice! It’s fun to see one out of it’s shell. I hope it doesn’t do much damage though. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s too bad about your hostas but they do make nice subjects. LikeLiked by 1 person 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. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You made me chuckle here at your lovely comment Linda 🙂 I am glad you can see the beauty in it, thank you. LikeLike Reply What an unusual shell colour. Surprising, as it makes them stand out in the garden and surely more prone to predators? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This species has quite a few different colours of shell, the yellow like here, dark brown, and a mixture of both, all with a white lip. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, what a pretty little snail! Lovely photo, Pete. Such detail in the shell> LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Laura. I do like those patterns and colours in the shells. LikeLike Reply Yes…rains bring the snails and slugs out 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They sure do Indira 🙂 LikeLike Reply 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! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 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! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They adore my garden too in the rain … LikeLiked by 1 person Reply … 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 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Your thoughts ... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.