Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Words - It takes courage...

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~e.e. cummings

I couldn't help but think of this quote when I saw
this slug sliming its way along on the second story deck...
it took courage and a little luck!

I have sort of 'live and let live' approach here,
probably because there are more than enough plants to share.
Although I must say I'm not happy
when the slugs try and decimate new or special plants.
If I see that happening before the plant is destroyed,
I have been known to get out the Sluggo or Escar-go.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them, and
to check out the textures, colors, and patterns of this little creature.
How can they do so much damage in such short order?

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  1. Up to your second story deck? Wow, you must've had something good up there :) I mostly just leave the slugs alone, unless like you said it's a prized plant or one they just won't leave alone long enough for it to grow at all. I guess slugs are lucky I'm kind of lazy about that sort of thing.
    It is amazing the amount of damage they can do in such a little amount of time.

  2. I have love/hate feeling toward slugs. Actually, they are pretty creatures.

  3. They are beautiful, and definitely an important component of the big web of NATURE. But the moment I see mutilated baby marigolds and veggies, for a split second, I turn things over searching for them!

  4. I usually leave our slugs alone too... They are so hunted otherwise...


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