They are all over the place again, snails! It’s that time of the year when they come out of hibernation and start getting active, like crawling on every leaf or plant, feeding on herbs such as my pot of basil. They are not at all bad, in fact, their shells are truly a work of art, their flesh, gastronomic, at least for the French, and their slime, now used as beauty concoction!
Lime Regis, Dorset, UK
A snail sculpture in someone else’s garden
Essone, Ile de France
Because of the snail’s renowned slowness, it is also the symbol of the Slow Food Movement which was first founded in the town of Bra in Piedmont, Italy
Snail is a gastronomic delight in France and the best place to try it is on this restaurant in rue de Montorgueil. Notice the snail facade.
I took this photo of a snail from a public garden …
..and with a little tinkering using a photo editing software, I managed to create a snail artwork that could liven up a boring wall at home.