The Lope: If Fireflies Didn't Exist...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If Fireflies Didn't Exist...

...writers and artists would have to invent them.

Seriously, a floating yellow-green light that traces graceful curves in the night. That's poetry.

And it's looking for a mate. That's romance...gotta love lightning bugs.

We're still seeing them here in Central KS, which is unusual for the end of August. Maybe it's the unusually cold summer.


Anonymous tjp666 said...

Glad to see a post glorifying fireflies! One night this summer, a group from Norway that was traveling Route 66 was fascinated with fireflies as they sat around our motel's pool at dusk. I told them how, as a child, we would pull off their tails and stick the light on our fingers, ears, and chest to create rings, earrings and necklaces. Before long, one man got brave enough to catch a firefly and pull it's tail. It was quite entertaining to watch that one lone lighted tail go thru a group of 30+ adult Norwegians and watch them experience the magic, if you will, that a firefly always brings to the night. Wish I'd had your photo then to show them! Several tried to photograph them, but alas, I'm not the marvelous photog you are Ace, to give them tips on how to catch the fireflies magic on film. I wonder if any of their photos had such delightful results?!

Thu Sep 03, 06:40:00 PM  

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