Life can be lived at different paces..
Roadside verge, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland.
June 29th, 2009, around 15:30BST.
This is a posed photo, but reflects real life. 15minutes previously, I had seen a live snail on a leaf and bees feeding on adjacent plants, which gave me the idea for such a shot. No opportunity with both creatures in close-enough proximity presented itself there, though, and I did not want to disturb that snail by trying to move it.
Passing this verge a little later, I again noticed bees foraging and also spotted this snailshell on the ground nearby, empty. I picked it up and placed it near a bee for this photo (that had to be done quickly, as bees work fast and soon move on!)