did you kiss on YOUR first date?
I think this is their first date. and it happened sometime last Spring.
this picture was photographed in Viadana Italy. and I humbly appreciate it.
a moment caught by the great macro photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza.
don’t you love the Italian language? I do.
and I have always loved snails.
and Oh Mon Dieu! NON! NOT in the same way the French do!
and yes I know. most gardeners hate them. but they’re here for a reason.
and they’re just trying to live their little snail life.
they are special to me. I’m not sure why.
maybe it’s simply because they kiss. and I find that fascinating.
most other women I know have a definite ” Ewww! ” factor about snails.
but I’ve always liked most miniature things . . . NOT counting spiders.
and I’m really sorry little spidey. but you’re definitely my Ewww! factor.
to each her own I guess.
most of the snails I like are very miniature.
if National Geographic knows their tiny little wildlife . . .
who are we to question if it’s a kiss? and they say it is.
personally I feel sure that it is.
he was just hanging out there on his favorite stool.
or ‘shroom if you’re cool.
probably somewhere in the country looking up and wishing for love.
snails don’t have internet dating sites. they still meet the old fashioned way.
he’d been looking for love in all the wrong places.
don’t worry. I won’t break into song here.
and there . . .
there she was! GOSH! he had almost missed her!
and then they knew it was love.
sometimes and some things you just know.
please be careful where you step when Spring comes again.
you might be walking on somebody else’s love story.
and I know that for many of you Spring can’t come soon enough this year.
but the thing about this truth is . . .
Spring always follows Winter. there are some things in life you can always
count on. kind of like taxes.
and Spring is one of them.
last year our Spring here was fabulous. nice rain. mild temperatures.
only a few tornados . . . that’s always pleasant. and very little hail.
til soon old bean!