|By the time I get there it'll be in bloom|
I can't tell you the species of snail this is, because there are several in the area that look pretty much identical. I can tell you that I placed it there, because I wanted an interesting shot – their typical habitat really isn't photogenic. The snail was cooperative in circling the bloom, allowing me to get numerous positions, and this one seemed to work best.I had cut this azalea bush way back in the winter, shaping it a little better because it sits alongside the front porch, and I worried about it blooming well in the spring. Actually, it bloomed so vigorously that the leaves were literally invisible under the red blossoms. The same bush plays host (as I write this) to some of the praying mantises seen elsewhere in this gallery. I do appreciate the subjects that make it easy for me.