People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
~H. Jackson Brown
With the early morning temps dipping back down into the high 50's, life starts out just a tiny bit bitter each day. It's so much better than the mid 60's we were experiencing a couple of days ago. It allows us to open the windows at night and I can even wear my sweatshirt to start the morning (albeit with shorts on - lol!). We are getting a brief respite from the high 90 degree temps during the day and I'm sure enjoying it. I don't feel like I'm melting when I'm working in the sewing room and having to run the iron and can last longer at the sewing machine. I know summer will return with a vengeance, but for today, I will savor the cooler temperatures. What's it like in you corner of the world?
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
Snails are an enemy to my garden. Why is it they only devour the plants I want in my garden and never seem to touch the weeds. As a child, I would entertain myself by pouring salt on these slimy creatures (sorry if you are offended by that action). Even though I dislike this slimy, leaf eater, here are some interesting facts about snails:
* The largest land snail was recorded in 1976. It weighed 2 pounds and was 15 inches long and currently, the largest land snail is the Ghana tiger snail, which can grow up to 12 inches.
* The fastest snail species is the garden snail that can move up to 55 yards per hour.
* They can easily slide over a razor blade without being hurt. However, they die if they consume either salt or sugar.
* A snail grows a new spiral every year and it looks like a ring, called whorl.
* A land snail has two pairs of tentacles on its head and the longest pair carries its eyes, one eye on each tentacle. They are called eye stalks. The second pair of tentacles is used for smelling and feeling.
* Snails are hermaphrodites, which means that they have both male and female reproductive organs. Thus, they can produce both eggs and sperms, but they require another snail to reproduce baby snails.
* Snails hibernate during winter season and live on their stored fat.
* Snails cannot hear
* Some snails have been known to live up to 15 years.
* The Giant African Land Snail is known to eat more than 500 different types of plants.
* Snails are very strong and can lift up to 10 times their own body weight in a vertical position.
ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
Once again I only have one flower this week but that fits the title of One Flower Wednesday. I decided to try something a bit different from my normal...
I made the center not quite so obvious. If you look closely, you can still see that it's a hexagon. I was pleased with how this optical illusion came out.
Karen has provided us with a wonderful linky tool where you can see more hexagon flowers out there in blogland by going HERE.
TWO SMALL BLOCKS
I have gotten behind on sharing some of the blocks I've made. I have taken a break from the 6 Inch Block Swaps Australia but I made these back in February.....
Kerry requested any block in burgundy, pink, and cream. These 6" stars were quick to make and have long since reached their destination.
Today I will work on the little wall hanging I started yesterday.