Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Snail's Pace and Posts of the Week

I've still been in slow-mode when it comes to visiting your wonderful blogs. I get to most of them eventually but by the time I do, you've posted two, three or even more.

So I suppose it shouldn't have surprised me to find a number of snails slooooooowly making their way up a tree.


I don't know what they hoped to find there but whatever it was, it couldn't have been anywhere near as rewarding as climbing my way to the top of the blog pile occasionally. Thanks for your understanding about my fewer than usual blog visits.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week.

The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post goes to:

There Is No Sunrise This Morning
by DS
at Third-Storey Window

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

Memory Class
by Joanna
at Joanna's Daily Musings

Afternoon Delight
by Sandra
at Absolute Narcissism

A Calming Memory
by Sandra
at Add Humor and Faith

Facing the Morning
by Brian
at WaystationOne

Listening to the Subtle Voices
by Tammie Lee
at Spirithelpers

by Barb
at One Good Thing

Thank you and Today's Photos
by Ruth
at Ruth's Photo Blog

Two in Tandem
by Elizabeth and Jinksy
at Alias Jinksy

The Boy
by Fiona
at On A Quirky Quest With Lady Fi

My Husband, the Feminist
by Unknownmami
at Unknown Mami

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


VM Sehy Photography said...

Nice snail shots. I once took a picture of a snail moving across a paper flier. Looked like it was eating it. Maybe it was dissolving the flier. Not sure if that helps solve the mystery or not.

I understand about losing the battle with commenting on blogs. I haven't been the best at that myself lately. Hoping to get back to it this summer.

Dawn said...

Im in snail-mode too;) But i have to say your snail captures are much more pleasant than where i'm at in the pace. They're actually beautiful:))

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Tis the season for getting behind on reading blog posts! So much else is happening in life... and I had no idea that snails climbed trees!

Barb said...

I've never seen even one snail climb a branch - let alone 3! Thank you for the POTW nomination. I appreciate it.

Maggie May said...

Love the snails! They are exceptionally pretty ones!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Zuzana said...

I think I can relate to your sentiments here dear Hilary.;) In a way I like to watch snails move, it somehow calms me down.;)
Congratulations to everyone.;)
Have a great mid week dear friend,

Sueann said...

I have been having a hard time reading all the blogs as well. Life happens!!! So I definitely understand. Nice pic by the way!
Now I am off to read your Post of the Week.

Jinksy said...

Your snails look good enough to eat?! LOL - only joking! Thanks for your mention of the E+P collaboration. :)

Sandra said...

Thanks for the POTW nod, Hilary. And, btw, only YOU could make me like the look of a snail. :)

She Who Carries Camera said...

Cool photo!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I always appreciate your thoughtful visits :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I really like this picture.Too often I feel like one of those snails,moving upward,but oh so slowly.Thanks also for the mention of my blog again.

TexWisGirl said...

those are interesting snails! very pretty. (thanks for picking lovely Ruth. she's a wonderful photographer and blogger!)

Pearl said...

Hey! I think I know those snails!


Off to check out your recommendations...


Anonymous said...

Love the photo, and thanks much for the mention,


Tammie Lee said...

i love your snails, wonderful.
looks like a wonderful bunch of selections from you, thanks for sharing what moves you. Thank you for including my post in the group. Happy day to you.

Brian Miller said...

that snail picture is sooo cool....and thank you mrs hilary!!! big smiles...and congrats to everyone!

Daryl said...

Silly snails ... fabulous reccos

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a wonderful snail shot!

And thank you for the kind mention this week.

Unknown said...

Love the snail shots ... why do they climb there and where do they think they are going!!! Last year when we were in Ireland on a grassy bluff, we happened up hundreds of snails in the grass. Had to be so careful as to not step on them! It was beautiful!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Very neat photo with the snails! I've been enjoying this week's posts throughout the day. I've NEVER nominated anyone for a POTW before, but for next week, I have to nominate Linda from "Behold the Beauty" for her photographs today (5/24):

Congrats to all!

Bossy Betty said...

Gorgeous Snails! Ours do not have that wonderful fashion sense here!

Congrats to all your winners and thanks for the good reads!

Claudya Martinez said...

I'm not a fan of snails, but your picture helped me appreciate their beauty.

Thank you for the shout out.

Rosaria Williams said...

I'm so glad you featured ds's post! The rest, I'd have to scurry over and see. Good to see you're catching things all over the place.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice and slow, fantastic picture.

Linda said...

Sometimes I feel like those snails. By the way, I've never seen snails in a tree. Cool!

Karen said...

Cool shot and very original, with those snails. Have a great week!

ds said...

Ohhhh, Hilary! You have made snails look beautiful (they climb trees? Who knew?)!!!

I have a lot of great reading to catch up on.
Thank you so very much...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You even make snails look good. :) Thanks for pointing us to some good reading this week.

Nancy said...

Loved the picture of the snails. You do have to wonder just what they thought they were going to find. Thanks for the blog posts -

Dave said...

That's an interesting photo of the snails Hilary. Here at the moment we are getting a few days of steady heavy rain and the snails are climbing up our house walls outside and settling on the windows. Getting out of the rain I guess. This afternoon even a worm had managed to get under the door and crawled across the lounge carpet towards the gas heater. Fortunatlely for it the heater wasn't going! - Dave

Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Your kind words to the POTW bloggers and me are very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Awesome snail photo. I had no idea they were on trees. Fancy that, I learned something new!!


SandyCarlson said...

That was a fun blog tour! With the warm weather and the longer days, it's not always easy to be online. Better to be together in spirit outdoors!

Juana Aragon said...

Never thought I would like a photo with snails! Your post was just too cute!

Cheryl Kohan said...

That is a fab.u.lous photo! I've never seen snails crawling on anything. So now I'm going to try to read a few of your POTWs and other blogs that I've been neglecting. Life just seems to get in the way, sometimes.