Sunday, June 17, 2007
My latest thrill is spending a few quiet moments before bed out on the deck watching the fireflies. I didn't grow up with this phenomenon, and find it endlessly fascinating. Their little neon green lights twinkle in the trees, and I can watch their progress as they fly across the lawn. One made it's way up to my deck and landed under a leaf of my petunias. It blinked on and off several times, then took a rest. I wasn't sure it was real, so I gently tapped the plant, and sure enough, the neon light started back up. I laughed and clapped my hands, which startled it and it flew away. Yes, I'm easily amused!