Friday, July 16, 2010

Determination and Persistence

While I was watering my plants this morning I discovered this snail clinging to a leaf in my pear tree.

Now, as far as I know snails are ground dwellers and do not really climb up trees. They love to munch on veggies, thoughtfully neglecting all the weeds on their way and spend the daylight hours in the leafy centre of agapanthus.

Obviously, this snail was different. It had big dreams of a lofty home in a pear tree, and with determination and persistence - snails are not famous for their speed - it reached its goal, peacefully napping in the shade of its home-leaf, softly swinging in the wind.

Oh little snail - there is so much I can learn from you! Can't we all?

1 comment:

Kat said...

So pretty! Great story to go along with the photo.