Never before photographed in the wild!
The elusive, secretive Ice Snails —
Ice Snails clinging
Before the big race
Little hearts singing
Hoping for speed and grace.
Cloaking devices active —
Only frost fairies see snails —
Snails leave glistening trails.
One will finish first,
Blest by the Frost Queen,
Putting on speed in a burst,
Winning rights to preen.
Fairies celebrate with hot cider,
Made from Autumn’s windfalls,
Berry tart and mushroom slider —
Feasting and fun within Fairy halls.
No wild life were harming in the making of this post. 😉
Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham
Inspired by Tracy’s Ice photographs at Wanderlust. Check them out, they are awesome!