Panier of Plenty

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Newly relocated, fed and watered

Newly relocated, fed and watered

Heading for the garden

Heading for the garden

Both fascinating and repulsive at the same time, liberating snails has
up until now escaped my repertoire. After a night of gentle rain and
mist it was clear that the front steps and flower garden had hosted
a fête, and those who had gathered needed to be moved on.

Now installing themselves in their new (sadly flowerless) home, some of
our friends were quick off the mark and resembled a yacht race, all on
the same tack as they made their bid for freedom, while others, still a
little sleepy, failed to make any immediate progress…

Which way does liberty lie?

Which way does liberty lie?

Fraternity

Fraternity

Off on the same tack

Off on the same tack

Choosing a new home

Choosing a new home

Quickest to settle

Quickest to settle

The gathering disperses

Slow to disperse

“L’héliciculture est l’élevage des escargots comestibles.”

While we dicussed starting an ‘élevage’ for snails (a farm), contrary
to popular belief, not all Frenchmen like to eat them… and not all
cooks enjoy the thought of preparing them!

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This entry was published on June 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm. It’s filed under Climate Change, Country Life, Country Living, Cuisine, Environment, Europe, Expat, Food, France, French Culture, Garden, Home, La Vie Quotidienne, Languedoc Roussillon, Life, Lifestyle, Nature, Photography, Pyrénées, Rural Life, Seasons, South of France, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

  1. Great capture of a moving of the snails! And glad they will go on to enjoy happy and free lives away from the cauldron! 😉 It was a humourous commentary! 😀

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