beschizza at March 27th, 2014 12:48 — #1
spunkytws at March 27th, 2014 14:13 — #2
Fireflies? Are you talking about lightning bugs? You damn Yankees.
Kidding aside, this really was lovely and wonderful to watch. I don't remember the first time I saw fireflies, but I think this comes as close as anything could to bringing back that sense of wonder.
And it also brought back to me the evening I was taking a friend who'd spent most of his life in Britain back to my house. He stopped on the sidewalk and asked, with a trace of fear, "Why are there little lights all over your yard?" And he was delighted to learn that they were insects, and not something sinister, like will-o-the-wisps.
antdude at March 27th, 2014 20:44 — #3
Back in the (19)80s in PA, I used to catch and keep them in bug jars but they died overnight.
pjcamp at March 27th, 2014 21:26 — #4
People who live where there are no fireflies never really know what summer is.
piratejenny at March 27th, 2014 23:27 — #5
Is there a place that has fireflies, but not high humidity or millions of other more irritating insects? Because I want to go to there.
steampunkbanana at March 27th, 2014 23:31 — #6
jambles at March 28th, 2014 02:35 — #7
It's just about the only thing I miss about NY...
spunkytws at March 28th, 2014 07:37 — #8
I did that too here in Tennessee, a decade earlier. It was wonderful having a jar of glowing bugs next to my bed, but sad to wake to find them all dead.
Then there was the time I filled a jar with them and opened the jar in the house.
samthepea at March 28th, 2014 07:47 — #9
Wisps are from faery land and don't necessarily have your interests at heart.
samthepea at March 28th, 2014 07:50 — #10
I always assume that folks are reffering to the 1880s, what a decade that was.
samthepea at March 28th, 2014 07:57 — #11
What is summer then, if not constantly working in an office in the city like every other season with a complete lack of fireflies?
After breaking his leg:
Bart "Oh, I'm gonna miss the whole summer.”
Homer “Don't worry, boy. When you get a job, like me, you'll miss every summer."
antdude at March 28th, 2014 08:41 — #12
And then? Did you get in trouble?
spunkytws at March 28th, 2014 09:27 — #13
Amazingly I did not. I don't remember why, because my parents went to a lot of trouble catching all the loose lightning bugs in the house. They were very grateful when I showed them that if you click the lights on and off lightning bugs will light up, making them easier to find.
antdude at March 28th, 2014 09:43 — #14
Wow. Lucky you. That is interesting to see doing the light switch on and off to see them easily.
beschizza at April 1st, 2014 12:48 — #15
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