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June 20, 2014

slugs, clean, and drying off
posted by soe 12:45 am

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to reflect on three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Twice this week, I’ve brought slugs home in the strawberries from the garden. I don’t find the damage they do charming in the least (and we combat them in the garden with beer), but, in this case, their size works in their favor. Those who live amidst my strawberries are tiny silvery things, no longer than my pinkie fingernail and maybe twice as wide as a strawberry stem, with delicate antennae. Carefully, I lift them onto my finger and give them a ride outside to the ivy.

2. Returning home from an afternoon excursion to find a drying rack full of clean laundry.

3. After a bike ride on a hazy, hot, and humid night, changing into drier togs.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

Ew, slugs! I’m not a fan. But hooray for clean and dry clothes!

This week’s beauty: One day Michael and I were looking outside through the back-door window when a hummingbird flew right up to the door, stared at us for a moment, then flew off. This reminded me that I had a hummingbird feeder. Michael set up the feeder and now we have hummingbirds visiting every day.

Comment by Karen 06.20.14 @ 9:05 am

I am definitely not a fan of slugs but coming home to find clean laundry would be lovely!

My week: ice cold watermelon, working with clients (so fulfilling), and looking forward to picking blueberries tomorrow.

Comment by amanda 06.23.14 @ 12:45 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog a while back. : )
I have such a hard time with snails. I hate to kill them with poison, but I do feed them to our ducks once in a while when I find them. Not sure what the difference is…quicker death maybe?

Comment by Cordelia 06.24.14 @ 10:09 am