No unnatural light disturbs the night here by the wetland. The night in this sacred wilderness is pitch dark. But last night the lights were everywhere. Click HERE for photos of fireflies, aka, lightning bugs.
THE DANCE OF FIREFLIES
Children frolic to catch you
in midair as you light up
backyards before bedtime
to watch you blink and glitter
in our peanut butter jars
until your little lights go out.
Grown-up children wake at night
in need of different jars and
by fate or chance catch
through the window a glimpse
of your midnight dance and glitter
on the wetland beyond all jars.
And children on canes and walkers
watch and wonder why we
with such little jars once sought
to capture you and make ours
the dance of fireflies that glitter
before and after our lights go out.
- Gordon C. Stewart at The Pea Pod with the sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, herons, loons, redwing blackbirds — and fireflies. June 11, 2018.
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What a wonderful place to be with all those birds and lightning bugs!!
It is, Cynthia. I’m here alone this week. It’s not all heavenly. Have I mentioned the ticks?😳
Make sure to invite the lightening bugs back for another display tonight as the “Dogs” gathering together this week at the Pea Pod! I want to re-live childhood memories of catching them in the backyard of my youth.
I’ll do my best, Don. But you’ll have to get up in the middle of the night to see them. Right now it’s pouring rain.