Monday, June 11, 2012

Slugs, Art, and Best Day: #BlogChallenge Days 10 and 11

I sat down this evening to write and it took less than a minute for me to realize it wasn't good timing. The room was hot, the computer was hot, and there was still a half-hour of daylight to spend in the cool outdoors. So I bolted for the door to do some weeding and dead-heading. Ahhhh. That felt good. Except...
So many slugs.
It was probably the combination of the weather and the timing, but I have never seen so many slugs in the garden. On one campanula alone, there were 26 easily-visible slimy devils. I guess I know what has completely defoliated my golden creeping jenny :-(
Its bad here, but its probably worse in the UK.

Sunday's Question: What piece of art would you love to have in your home?
How could I possibly decide? So many beautiful works in so many styles, How could I narrow it down to even 5? I might as well just move in to the art gallery!
I like Gustav Klimdt's use of color and gold leaf overlay. He has some really beautiful garden and nature paintings too.

...And I just spent 30 minutes trying to pick one landscape painting. I cannot. Lets just say that  I love the feeling of open space in a big landscape.

Speaking of space, I love the Hubble Telescope images. This is the Orion Nebula.

Monday's Question: What was the best day of your life?
The day that we experienced the fulfillment of God's promise to my husband and I that if we lay down our selfishness and fear, He would bring something far better.


  1. I love Gustav Klimdt's 'The Kiss' too.. ^_^

  2. I love the picture of Orion! I am also so happy that you were blessed with a beautiful baby!

  3. I love that painting. It's neat, one that I'd probably seeing new things in every time I look at it... :)

  4. we have some serious slugs here in Oregon!!! Long nasty banana slugs! the make me cringe just thinking about them.

    1. I've heard of those! I guess I can be grateful my slugs are only an inch or two long.