An Inspired Lens

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Posts from the ‘animals’ category

snail housework

snail housework

A day in the life of Sadie Snail – 11 am:


After Sadie spent hours sweeping out her house,

she looks in disgust at the pile of dust bunnies

and wishes a good wind would come along

and blow them all to kingdom come.

snail’s breakfast

snail's breakfast

A day in the life of Sadie Snail – 7 am:


Sadie greets the new day

while munching on her breakfast lettuce.

She hopes she can find a few coffee grounds

in the compost to jump start her morning.

ready for takeoff

ready for takeoff

I’m very proud to announce that I have a graduate in the house! 

(My second son has polished off his secondary school education.)

This one’s for all you graduates out there – of all ages and stages:

Brush off your wings and get ready for takeoff!




Just to love! She did not ask to be loved.

It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence,

alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine…

~ L.M. Montgomery,  The Blue Castle


(Summer Snail Fest – Day 8)

and so my snails say goodnight & goodbye – for now.

true love

true love

 Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, 

That looks on tempests, and is never shaken.

~ Shakespeare,  Sonnet 116

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Six)

unsung hero

unsung hero

To be really great in little things,

to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,

is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Five)