Friday, 19 September 2014

WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?

On a  walk on the downs last evening I saw this lovely sight, a load of snails bedded down for the night, or maybe for hibernation, I don't know.


I got to thinking, and this is how my mind works. lol
What would you call this,  A Snailery? or maybe a Shell..ter?
All the same I think its beautiful.

23 comments:

  1. Its a snaillery. I have only ever seen this once before in a fence post where the wood had rotted away.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  2. Never seen anything like that before...
    Seems so crowded with all those houses in one tiny place! Love from Mirjam.

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  3. That is fascinating. What a cool sighting.

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  4. Amazing! Didn't have a clue that they would do that. Guess that means that even snails communicate with each other.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I think it's beautiful too.

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  5. That's fascinating!
    Hope the little one outside made it inside.
    Jane x

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  6. Looks like there's one not sure about urban living. That is quite a sight. I've never seen that before.

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  7. I've never seen this either but I had to look it up and indeed it's called a snailery, lol but I kind of like Shel-ter better. lol.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  8. Aren't they sweet the way they do that? There's a huge tree at Danebury Ring not far from here which has two trunks that have grown close together leaving a small space between, into which garden snails all cram. I've not seen it with other snail species before so think it may be peculiar to garden snails.

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  9. I ask google and it says a Rout of snails or an escarraillery .. i have never seen this before and i bet it is a incubator for babies... very interesting..

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  10. I have NEVER seen anything like this!! It is rather amazing. Maybe The Snail Grail?

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  11. It is a beautiful picture, but those pretty little creatures destroyed that tree and can wreak havoc on the environment!

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  12. What fantastic picture, never seen anything like this before. Snugly Snails!!
    Tell you what!! I had a great "journey" through your Blog right back to the "golden wedding" Post. A very similar picture to mine, must have been a "typical" pose for that year!!!
    You have some absolutely fantastic, diverse pictures.
    Love your Crochet projects, I am working on a piece at the moment. I am a knitter rather than Crochet so a bit of a struggle at times.
    Thank you for your comment, and a wonderful "journey" ..........
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  13. Any Frenchman seeing that would think LUNCH. I keep disturbing similar groups in my wood pile; could they be hibernating already?

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  14. like all the manes suggested, they do look cosy, did not know they hibernated I seem to find them all year round in my garden. Love your header photo such a pretty little cat

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  15. Ha-ha! I've never seen that many pretty snails in one place before. Lovely! Best wishes, Tammy

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  16. A fascinating picture, I've never seen anything like it x

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  17. How amazing, I have never seen such a thing. Well done for spotting this and thanks for sharing it.

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  18. I always have to check my watering can before filling it from the water butt. Snails seem to love hiding in there but it's a cheap plastic monstrosity, so a photo wouldn't look as stunning as your lovely picture xx

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  19. What an amazing picture, I've not seen anything like this before.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  20. Hi...I'm here from Ann's website and wanted to tell you your comment about her Dog, Duke, was so endearing!!

    I love the idea of a 'shell-ter'...ingenious.

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  21. how odd, but sort of pretty! I wonder if they hibernate or breed like this.

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  22. just to let you know your going going gone post seems to have done just that cannot find it when I click on the blog, this one comes up as the last one you have posted, thought it was best to let you know

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  23. What a great photo. I found it so special to stumble over mother nature's magnificance.

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