About the photo: This is a picture of a snail I took while on a hike in the Redwoods.  It was a hike that we thought was a “loop” … only, it wasn’t. So at the point which we decided to turn around, we were pretty well assuming we were close to done;  it took a good day for the girls to forgive us.  We took many pauses, and each time we did, there was so much to take in.  This snail seemed as though it was taking a nap, pausing peacefully in its own pursuit.

 © Houseman 2013