I donned my kimono, tucked Belle under my arm and walked out into the cool darkness to take the garbage out. I noticed a few snails crawling near the door on our way back inside. I took this as an opportunity to introduce Belle to nature. I counted three snails and one mammoth spider housed in the potted banana leaf near the door. I also noticed one empty snail shell. Belle handed me the empty shell and gave me a long explanation. Then she crushed and scattered the shell amongst the dirt and trinkets she'd dug out of the plants.