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DSC_0676Slugs leave leaves in tatters

I want to be rid of slugs

But they feed hedgehogs


Inspiration for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge this week eluded me until I was wandering around my garden this morning and noticed the pesky slugs and snails have been at my irises and saw the leaves in TATTERS, the other word for the challenge is WANT and when I thought of that the Haiku wrote itself.

Haiku, so I have learnt, are traditionally inspired by nature so this one pleases me and the two sentences work in isolation – phew!:

Slugs leave leaves in tatters, I want to be rid of slugs.

I want to be rid of slugs, but they feed hedgehogs.

What else do British Hedgehogs eat: click on this link to find out.

Click here for Ronovan’s review of all the amazing Haiku.

…..on the way back

There was a rainbow

on the way back

and taking the less rocky path down I came across this memorial stone


This branch of the path takes you the top of the old lime kilns – more ideas of future mandala projects, perhaps creating one that would link the beach and these kiln tops together

kiln tops lime top 2

on the beach again I saw another type of weed

weed weed2

If i had had time I would had surrounded the stones with a band of this weed which looked like tiny elfin trees

but that is for another time.

I looked back through my photos and wonder if there is a Photoshop (or some such) programme which would allow me to make a photo mandala in the meantime, superimposing photos of weed and stones on the picture of the circle of stones – if you know of one please let me know.