123 April 11, 2011 - Delicate Pen

Snail Mail

BY jane, ON Monday, April 11, 2011

Did you see the PBS special last night on themagnificent Cuban Snails? I want my mail to be delivered by these arrestingly graceful creatures! I want to imagine that these gorgeous gastropods glide along through starlit nights, couriering Delicate Pen wedding invitations to unknowing recipients, leaving a magical, glittery trail in their path! We can’t really call these snails Chiocciola Posta since they are Cuban! We’ll call them Cuban Gastropostal Carriers or the CGC.  They have quite the mating ritual! The snails are becoming endangered, however. Read about the snails and their interesting advances of love, or watch the full episode about them at www.pbs.org.  Thank you to Henry Domke of Henry Domke Fine Art for providing this beautiful image.

Photo:  Used with permission. Henry Domke ©