beschizza — 2014-03-27T12:48:48-04:00 — #1
spunkytws — 2014-03-27T14:13:47-04:00 — #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 — 2014-03-27T20:44:43-04:00 — #3
Back in the (19)80s in PA, I used to catch and keep them in bug jars but they died overnight.
pjcamp — 2014-03-27T21:26:37-04:00 — #4
People who live where there are no fireflies never really know what summer is.
piratejenny — 2014-03-27T23:27:31-04:00 — #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 — 2014-03-27T23:31:04-04:00 — #6
jambles — 2014-03-28T02:35:58-04:00 — #7
It's just about the only thing I miss about NY...
spunkytws — 2014-03-28T07:37:40-04:00 — #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 — 2014-03-28T07:47:44-04:00 — #9
Wisps are from faery land and don't necessarily have your interests at heart.
samthepea — 2014-03-28T07:50:49-04:00 — #10
I always assume that folks are reffering to the 1880s, what a decade that was.
samthepea — 2014-03-28T07:57:34-04:00 — #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 — 2014-03-28T08:41:21-04:00 — #12
And then? Did you get in trouble?
spunkytws — 2014-03-28T09:27:46-04:00 — #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 — 2014-03-28T09:43:25-04:00 — #14
Wow. Lucky you. That is interesting to see doing the light switch on and off to see them easily.
beschizza — 2014-04-01T12:48:49-04:00 — #15
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