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.


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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