As we often do, Bill and I took a walk around the gardens yesterday, checking to see what is ripe, what is dying, what has started growing (we’ve planted a lot of greens and peas recently).
Once our patrol of the grounds was complete, we headed toward the back door.
And as I came around the side of the steps, a little dark dangling something caught my eye.
The dangling thing was hanging from the kitchen window box. We’ve got a lovely year-round supply of thyme in there.
At first I thought it was a spider, because sometimes they just hang there in midair, perhaps planning a new web design or thinking about bug traffic.
But no, it wasn’t the right shape at all.
I leaned in for a closer look and saw this:
A very tiny slug.
Dangling from a very thin thread of some sort.
I never knew slugs could do this kind of thing.
But they can. I checked. It’s a slime thread. Who knew slime was so versatile? Not me. Until now.
So even thought I don’t want this guy in our gardens, eating our cabbages, I’m glad he was there.
It’s good to learn a little something new each day.
Thank you, little dangling slug.