was to be the super-est of the supers we will see this year. I knew it was to be closer, brighter, and all-around more stunning than usual!
And, sure enough, when it rose above the horizon, I was awed at its impressive radiance.
Soon after I made this comment, my barefooted daughter stepped off the edge of the porch and squawked, "Eww! I stepped on something slimy! Eeek! And it was moving; it's something alive!"
We squinted in the bright moonlight, and tried to determine what creature she'd stepped upon. "Here," I said, "I'll take a flash photo and we can find out!
But, Reader Dear, what I'd taken to be the creature itself turned out to be only it's slimy trail. I leaned down so close for the photo that my hand touched the head of the thing as it crested the riser of the step.
"Oh, ugh, ugh, UGH! It's a SLUG!" I exclaimed, throwing my arms in the air, smacking my daughter squarely in the mouth!*
(She was leaning in for a good look, too.)
That's when we discovered that this first slug had either 1) just given birth to a second slug, or 2) was playing "pin a tail on the donkey" (slug-style) or 3) was doing...you know...hanky-panky with another slug.
I know a voluptuous moon can make all kinds of creatures do all kinds of crazy things!
What is your best guess, Viewer Dear?
*"I've still got sore places on my lip, where you hit me,"
Dark-haired Daughter told me this morning.