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“Roly-Polys in my Rock Garden”

Description from Eeka Mouse: The glass drops with brown stripes reminded me of the roly-poly bugs I used to find when I turned over the stones in my mother's rock garden as a child.... then I saw the blue/grey/black striped ones and thought 'slugs'! (but in a nice way! - I like 'em!)

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  1. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    I love this pick!!!!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Gasp! Love this! Love the colors, the textures and shapes! So earthy & natural and a great visual to create that garden feel! Straight to my Favs!

    Weren’t those cute little buggers the neatest things to peak a child’s curiosity? (Well, they did for me anyway.) I loved watching them & playing with them as a child. :-)

  3. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Okay, so I am illiterate – what are roly-polys? Are you talking about the ‘hippodrome’ insects? Did you seriously play with them?
    Please advise!!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love your pick! But hate slugs!

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Another colloquial name for the ‘roly-poly’ is ‘pillbug’; I;m not sure what it’s formal na,e is. They tend to roll up in a ball when messed with, sortof like an armadillo. When not rolled up, they scurry around on many legs. They are small, 6 – 8mm long.

    Here are some pix:
    fig 1 extended
    fig 2 rolled up
    fig 3 diagram

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats on this pick being one of the week favs!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    I LOVED watching the roly polys when I
    was a kid! This is a great earthy pick! I really like the mix of stones and beads. You must not live in the Pacific Northwest! if you did, you would NOT like slugs!! :)

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    No, no, no… it’s not the slugs that I like… it’s the beads that look a little slug-like! Slugs are slimy and disgusting!

  9. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    We called them ‘hippodromes’.

  10. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Eeka, Congrats on this fab Pick being a fave of the week :)
    - and I too have never heard of these “roly poly’s” bugs, thanks for the pix/description, yeech!! ;)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    excellent textures and colors.

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