Where was the picture taken?
Many thanks to Tammy, Thumbup at The Playground and Rosa for guessing last week’s picture. As Rosa saw, those are indeed snails on the left. In the hot summer months, there must be about a million of them in our garden, where they climb up every available post, stick or plant. Or in the case of the picture, a garden fork. The higher they get, the happier they are, though they’re not inclined to travel far for the experience, so a lot of them stay in the grass, getting crunched underfoot with every step you take. Speaking of steps, that’s where they actually come from – the steppes of Asia, I mean (sorry…) The scientific name, as any fule kno, is Xeropicta Derbentina, which is lovely. Like all snails, they’re edible (well, if you’re French, that is) but they’re pretty tiny so it’s a lot more trouble than it’s worth, unless there’s a famine. The picture below gives an idea of their size, and there are lots more pictures here. These snails being inhabitants of Provence, I’m adding French Friday to the tag list, as TJ Paris has just started a French Friday feature which you can check out here. Nice idea, TJ!
It’s Rosa’s third win, so she gets a champion’s badge.
This week it’s back to Where? at the top of this page. Happy guessing!