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Cabbages and snails


The serried rows of vegetables remain on guard while the garden hibernates. Winter greens show leaves, ready and waiting, forerunners of the troops. The red cabbage, cannon balls prepared for the battle. Then leeks, standing to attention. Buried in the earth bank are the potatoes, protected from the frost. But among this army are spies. The first of the weeds raise their heads over the parapets, hesitant in the cold. The snails are out in force. The blackbird has launched a successful counterattack – empty remains decorate the grass. Winter’s sleep is undisturbed.

red cabbage


Author: iggandfriends

Taking time out to ponder life and everything else. This is the space where I press the pause button on my busy life to reconnect with God, to re-energize, and focus on my creativity. Time out to blow bubbles, walk on the beach, write some stuff, do some needlework, and generally enjoy life once again. You can view my main blog at www.iggandfriends.wordpress.com. I also have another blog at www,faithinthehome.wordpress.com, and a arty/crafty one at http://52weeksofcreations.wordpress.com/. I hope you enjoy visiting :)

6 thoughts on “Cabbages and snails

  1. cabbages as cannon balls – there’s an image to brighten the January dinner times.

  2. I just LOVE the imagery! (BTW-Snails don’t like copper – it reacts with their skin, just in case the birds get full. 😆 )

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