Slugs

If you are squeamish, don't read on. This will not be pleasant. I tell myself that Cornwall is a bad area for slugs, that mild winters mean they are active all winter, breeding all year round. Our often wet summers mean we don't get prolonged dry spells to reduce their numbers. I tell myself that…

Going to seed, a tale of excess.

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like…