Sunday, 22 September 2013

Rose Petals for Breakfast

You won't believe this... I didn't believe it, but I HEARD this before I saw it!


It was very early this morning, long before anyone else was awake. I was making my usual dawn survey of my garden when I heard a soft munching, crunching sound.  


It was very near but there wasn't anyone else around.   Or so I thought, looking down I saw this!


Now, I don't usually like slugs.  The truth is they give me the creeps, but this little fellow was having such a lovely breakfast of fallen rose petals, I had to stop and watch him.  


I would have loved to see him finish his meal but he was a VERY slow eater and I have lots to do today.  I must say, I rather envy his leisurely brunch of delicate rose petals.  

10 comments:

  1. I think I would have the screaming abdabs if I hear a slug eating breakfast. I just discovered one clinging to the willow in my soaking tank and shrieked loud enough to wake the occupants of the churchyard next door!

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    1. Usually I'd don the Marigolds and remove a slug from the premises but this little guy had charisma and a HUGE appetite! I hope he knows how lucky he was.

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    1. And he was LOUD! It seems slugs aren't taught table manners.

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  3. cute slug, I never heard speedy(are snail if you forgot)eat! That's so funny! Hope to have a new post on out blog Love, Sara;)

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  4. Have you ever given Speedy flowers to eat? I bet he would LOVE them! : )x

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  5. Yikes!! Well, at least he was not eating your veg!

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    1. They ate all the veg a long time ago! : )

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  6. Ha! I didn't realize Sara had already commented on this one! Great minds think alike though because as I was reading the post I was wondering if Speedy would like a flower petal once in a while. So far the daily lettuce seems to be working okay but really, something new might be a welcomed change. Nature really is amazing, isn't it?! God is a genius. ;)

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    1. I can't believe Speedy is still going! Obviously he is getting great care and lots of love.

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