Sunday, May 23, 2010

Of fireflies and frogs

While Rick was in Tiananmen Square in Beijing watching a somewhat “friendly” protest, I was in my backyard viewing the first firefly sighting of the season. Just a few faint ones, but still, there they were. The frogs were also busy singing tonight around dusk. The low pitched altos and the baby sopranos gave a lovely concert. I have never lived anywhere else that I can have both fireflies and frog song. I can’t begin to tell you how happy they both make me. Plus, there was also a bat swooping around eating insects. Granted, there was only one where we used to have at least six or seven, but due to some kind of mold (which I can’t remember what it was exactly) our bat population has died off over the past several years. I hope they are making a comeback.

Speaking of coming back, I will be glad when my husband is home once again!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
Mt. Fuji through the haze as seen by Rick two days ago. Photo by Rick.

Comments:

I thought of you Saturday night when I saw my first fireflies of the season!  smile

Cool! Fireflies await me when I return!

Fireflies already… I’ll have to keep my eyes open for them! Have you heard the Owl City song Fireflies, love that song!

Nice capture, Rick.

i hope the bats return.  bats are so cool

Fireflys have always fascinated me.  The only bug that I didn’t mind having in my hand - except maybe a lady bug…

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