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(Bored Panda)   The absolutely most amazingly beautiful photos of snails you'll probably ever see today   (boredpanda.com) divider line 23
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2014-04-16 03:15:01 PM  
Oh, real snails, I thought this might be a repeat about this monstrosity:

www.wired.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-16 04:02:10 PM  
I still don't understood why snails exist, but at least this guy makes them look pretty.
 
2014-04-16 04:21:25 PM  

timujin: Oh, real snails, I thought this might be a repeat about this monstrosity:

[www.wired.com image 660x439]


Nah. Fast snails look entirely different.

chevydaytonoh.whiteallen.com
 
2014-04-16 04:22:17 PM  

ZAZ: I still don't understood why snails exist, but at least this guy makes them look pretty.


Can you imagine the wait though?
 
2014-04-16 04:25:01 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: ZAZ: I still don't understood why snails exist, but at least this guy makes them look pretty.

Can you imagine the wait though?


How does he not get frustrated and just move them where he wants them?
 
2014-04-16 04:40:02 PM  

cgraves67: Unoriginal_Username: ZAZ: I still don't understood why snails exist, but at least this guy makes them look pretty.

Can you imagine the wait though?

How does he not get frustrated and just move them where he wants them?


That's probably exactly what he does. How often do two snails just *happen* to meet on the top of two cherry stalks?

That, or he's got some huge stink-filled snail playground covered in snail slime.

SNAILS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS.

/CSB- I was out vacuuming my garden last weekend. A fair number of snails went to their untimely end.
 
2014-04-16 04:42:42 PM  
I used to play with huge ass 6" long snails when I lived in the Philippines. Not as pretty, but it was like playing with living Tonka Toys...
 
2014-04-16 04:46:00 PM  

Fubini: /CSB- I was out vacuuming my garden last weekend. A fair number of snails went to their untimely end.


Vacuuming your garden?
 
2014-04-16 04:48:17 PM  
Nice photos.

But. What is this "Like us on Facebook" mania about? Do they get money or something for being "liked" on Facebook? Why are people and businesses always trying to get "liked" on Facebook?
What's that all about?
 
2014-04-16 04:49:58 PM  

timujin: Fubini: /CSB- I was out vacuuming my garden last weekend. A fair number of snails went to their untimely end.

Vacuuming your garden?


that was when he finished painting the roses red
 
2014-04-16 05:19:18 PM  
Fubini:

SNAILS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS.

No, they're not. Snails like to much on my orange trees, so when I find them I throw them as high as I can and listen for that satisfying "splat" when they hit the concrete. Or, I just toss them into my neighbor's yard.
 
2014-04-16 05:26:30 PM  

timujin: Vacuuming your garden?


You know how sometimes a bunch of s**t gets into your garden beds? A good shop vac takes care of that.

I power-washed the front porch of our house in preparation for re-painting, and a lot of the old paint flaked off in the process. Shop-vac'ed the crap outta that mofo, took about a 1/2 inch of topsoil off. Took about two hours to do the whole front yard, and I have to say, it looks amazing (didn't remove soil where there was grass). Got rid of the paint flakes, vacuumed up a bunch of leaf and twig detritus, got rid of all the random rocks and concrete chips that had fallen in there over decades.

So yeah, vacuums make everything look good. Also: daffodils are surprisingly resistant to vacuuming. Also, the neighbor kids watched me the whole time, I hope they think I'm crazy.
 
2014-04-16 05:29:58 PM  
I should say that your shop-vac will accumulate a significant amount of dirt in the filter. You'll want to wash it when you're done.
 
2014-04-16 06:24:30 PM  

Fubini: timujin: Vacuuming your garden?

You know how sometimes a bunch of s**t gets into your garden beds? A good shop vac takes care of that.

I power-washed the front porch of our house in preparation for re-painting, and a lot of the old paint flaked off in the process. Shop-vac'ed the crap outta that mofo, took about a 1/2 inch of topsoil off. Took about two hours to do the whole front yard, and I have to say, it looks amazing (didn't remove soil where there was grass). Got rid of the paint flakes, vacuumed up a bunch of leaf and twig detritus, got rid of all the random rocks and concrete chips that had fallen in there over decades.

So yeah, vacuums make everything look good. Also: daffodils are surprisingly resistant to vacuuming. Also, the neighbor kids watched me the whole time, I hope they think I'm crazy.


You should get one of these:
genrental.com
 
2014-04-16 06:34:15 PM  

cgraves67: Unoriginal_Username: ZAZ: I still don't understood why snails exist, but at least this guy makes them look pretty.

Can you imagine the wait though?

How does he not get frustrated and just move them where he wants them?


Actually for this sort of photography, slow is better.  Gives you time to set the shot, test the settings, move the subject, adjust the focus to perfection, wait for the light to be right, etc.


Kinda the opposite of sport photography where you set your settings, point at the movement, hold the button down and hope a few come out right.
 
2014-04-16 06:34:43 PM  

red5ish: Nice photos.

But. What is this "Like us on Facebook" mania about? Do they get money or something for being "liked" on Facebook? Why are people and businesses always trying to get "liked" on Facebook?
What's that all about?


The act of liking someone's website will appear on your Facebook timeline, which will be seen by your friends and followers. Sharing the liked page also extends the exposure to the Facebook pages of the friends of your friends and so on.  Hopefully other Facebook users will be interested in clicking on the link to learn more and that could lead to more exposure for that website, or ad revenue, etc.
 
2014-04-16 06:35:58 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: timujin: Oh, real snails, I thought this might be a repeat about this monstrosity:

[www.wired.com image 660x439]

Nah. Fast snails look entirely different.

[chevydaytonoh.whiteallen.com image 850x524]


Look at the "S" car go!
 
2014-04-16 07:23:48 PM  
media.giphy.com
 
2014-04-16 07:26:07 PM  

ABQGOD: PIP_the_TROLL: timujin: Oh, real snails, I thought this might be a repeat about this monstrosity:

[www.wired.com image 660x439]

Nah. Fast snails look entirely different.

[chevydaytonoh.whiteallen.com image 850x524]

Look at the "S" car go!


You should be beaten for that.
 
2014-04-16 08:36:22 PM  

Fubini: timujin: Vacuuming your garden?

You know how sometimes a bunch of s**t gets into your garden beds? A good shop vac takes care of that.

I power-washed the front porch of our house in preparation for re-painting, and a lot of the old paint flaked off in the process. Shop-vac'ed the crap outta that mofo, took about a 1/2 inch of topsoil off. Took about two hours to do the whole front yard, and I have to say, it looks amazing (didn't remove soil where there was grass). Got rid of the paint flakes, vacuumed up a bunch of leaf and twig detritus, got rid of all the random rocks and concrete chips that had fallen in there over decades.

So yeah, vacuums make everything look good. Also: daffodils are surprisingly resistant to vacuuming. Also, the neighbor kids watched me the whole time, I hope they think I'm crazy.


...or anyone reading this thread. Do you also use a tape measure when spacing your tulip bulbs?

/I keed. I have no idea how bad things might have looked beforehand, just be careful about getting too OCD with things.
 
2014-04-16 09:13:59 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Fubini: timujin: Vacuuming your garden?

You know how sometimes a bunch of s**t gets into your garden beds? A good shop vac takes care of that.

I power-washed the front porch of our house in preparation for re-painting, and a lot of the old paint flaked off in the process. Shop-vac'ed the crap outta that mofo, took about a 1/2 inch of topsoil off. Took about two hours to do the whole front yard, and I have to say, it looks amazing (didn't remove soil where there was grass). Got rid of the paint flakes, vacuumed up a bunch of leaf and twig detritus, got rid of all the random rocks and concrete chips that had fallen in there over decades.

So yeah, vacuums make everything look good. Also: daffodils are surprisingly resistant to vacuuming. Also, the neighbor kids watched me the whole time, I hope they think I'm crazy.

...or anyone reading this thread. Do you also use a tape measure when spacing your tulip bulbs?

/I keed. I have no idea how bad things might have looked beforehand, just be careful about getting too OCD with things.


It was a very old porch, lots of paint chipped off. Looked awful. A big white speckled lawn. This actually worked great for the garden in particular. I tried using a hand trowel and ended up taking off more dirt than the vacuum, got less of the paint chips, and thought I was probably doing more damage to the root system.

The only hazard with the vacuum was that I'd occasionally suck in a flower, but as I said, they ended up surprisingly resistant.
 
2014-04-16 11:50:36 PM  
They missed one...

www.lesjones.com

/with bonus duckface
 
2014-04-17 09:37:15 AM  

timujin: Fubini: timujin: Vacuuming your garden?

You know how sometimes a bunch of s**t gets into your garden beds? A good shop vac takes care of that.

I power-washed the front porch of our house in preparation for re-painting, and a lot of the old paint flaked off in the process. Shop-vac'ed the crap outta that mofo, took about a 1/2 inch of topsoil off. Took about two hours to do the whole front yard, and I have to say, it looks amazing (didn't remove soil where there was grass). Got rid of the paint flakes, vacuumed up a bunch of leaf and twig detritus, got rid of all the random rocks and concrete chips that had fallen in there over decades.

So yeah, vacuums make everything look good. Also: daffodils are surprisingly resistant to vacuuming. Also, the neighbor kids watched me the whole time, I hope they think I'm crazy.

You should get one of these:
[genrental.com image 225x225]


I had one of those for sweeping parking lots. I called it the goat cause it would suck up everything.
 
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