Look beyond what you see
It rained the other day in Gingins, our small village near Geneva in rural Switzerland. I went for a walk with Finn and was reintroduced to the wonder of snails
It had stopped raining, but it was a shade gloomy at first
I looked to the right and saw this hedge. I noticed all those spots of white
I looked closely and found they were funky flowers
And then this bloke caught my eye, behind the flower, singing in the rainwater
That was pretty cool. So I kept on and the weather got better I found myself pondering another hedge
I wasn't looking for snails. But again, something caught my eye
This bloke! And he had a mate too
So I wandered on... Thinking..."Snails!" I took a few snaps of other things
Then I found this fella!
And he had mates too!
They reminded me of Polynesian sailors in their outrigger boats. Navigating by the stars in search of new lands
The rain had brought them out and they were crossing the vast ocean
Translucent in the sun, their belongings on their backs
"While I ponder a snail passes me by"
It's amazing what you can find when you look beyond that initial thing you see #stellerstories #stelleroutdoors #stellerid #snail #nature #switzerland #light #sunset #beauty It starts with beauty