Saturday, June 20, 2009

Nature's Light Show

The fireflies were amazing last night. The back yard, the marsh, and the trees on the opposite side were full of them. Every once an a while something would stir them up, deer walking around perhaps, and their flashing numbers would increase. I stood in the dark and watched them for about a half hour.

There were no fireflies where I used to live. I would see them occasionally at campgrounds but never like I see them here. It was magic the first time I saw them all over my yard, thirteen years ago, right after I moved in. Maybe it's all the rain we have been having that made their show so incredible last night!

2 comments:

self taught artist said...

i love them too....the one thing i missed living in arizona were no lighting bugs. fun to watch them at night isnt it....

Cyth said...

OH ! Yes. The Mister & me came home Saturday night after visiting a friend on Balch Lake and the fireflies were incredible !! It is magic. I can envision tiny nightsprites dancing their ritual summer dance among the tall grasses and wildflowers in the backyard.