Except himself has chattels none,
Well satisfied to be his own
'The Snail', William Cowper
I told the Core Team I was going to do this, after they phonedumped me all the slug and snail photos. 'You just wait,' I said. 'We're going to have a grand bugs-'n'-slugs issue.' And we are. It's all part of our observational exercise called 'Nature Takes a Break'. With people running around less, there's more room for plants and animals, from the tiniest to the biggest. As frustrating, saddening, and worrisome as the current crisis is, staying out of the way of nature's self-healing is a helpful byproduct.
The ancient Mosaic law prescribed such breaks from human activity and intense land use. They were called 'jubilee years'. There's a poem in this issue, called 'Jubilee'. Now you know why.
Besides our unusual photography, we've got lots to show you this week. Come and see:
Quote of the Week: 'Just a come-on from the horse
On Seventh Avenue...
Mondegreen seen on Twitter (with drawing of horse)
Alone at the cinema.
Old and new.
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Social distancing tool.
I shrunk NASA.
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It's in the Cards (Conclusion).
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