In The Palm Of My Hand

It's the first sign of spring, aside from the buds on the trees.  This small snail had ventured out into the sun from wherever he had spent the Winter here in Texas.
I picked it up to see if the shell was actually inhabited or a relic of last Summer. It was then I noticed the texture of the shell and the texture of the palm of my hand.
This was taken with the D-Lux 3 in Macro Mode and post-processed to BW in Photoshop CS3.