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Friday, June 15, 2012

Catching Lightning

For this California girl, the best thing about a Kentucky summer would have to be the lightning bugs.  Some people call them fireflies, but all of the good Southerners I know call them lightning bugs.  I remember the first time I saw them light up a night sky.  Like magic, I forgot all about the flipping hot humidity and them dang mosquitoes.

It's like some kind of Disney magic...........except it's real.


I'm not savvy enough with my big girl camera to fully capture the essence of their magic, but my back yard has been lit up every night with God's own tiny energy efficient light bulbs.  Disney World may have the electric parade; but I've got a lightning bug parade.


We're just checking things off the summer list left and right over here.

I hope your weekend is a magical one.  There really is magic all around us if we just take the time to stop and look.

P.S.  If you sent me an e-mail I promise I got it even if I haven't responded yet.  I've been on my own all week while the hubs was on a business trip, so I've been a little busy - to say the least.  We had important things to do  - like catching lightning bugs.

Remember this Owl City song?


May the Earth turn slowly for you this weekend,

17 comments:

  1. When visiting friends on Long Island in NY I used to catch some 'fire flies'.. I've heard them called ligtening bugs too.. sweet, good memories brought back by reading your post :)

    Mackenzie
    http://mylifebeingmarried.blogspot.com/

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  2. I forget the whole world doesn't have fireflies- I'm a yankee, so we say fireflies....they are such a staple in our yard, love 'em

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  3. Love this! Just last night my best friends and I, along with our husbands and all 12 of our kids, were all together at a friends house for a cookout. It was so surreal...these girls and I have been best friends for nearly 20 years and it was magical having us all together (one friend lives in another state) and I was just trying to soak up every second of last night. But, one of the highlights was when it started getting dark and the lightening bugs came out. The kids were beyond excited and just hearing them laugh and squeal while trying to catch them just warmed my heart!!!

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  4. I've never seen an upclose picture of lightning bugs before! I am a Texas girl so I love lightning bugs! We have been on the look out for them around here lately!

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  5. Love this song! And that is a great photo that you captured of a "lightning" bug!
    Have a fun weekend!

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  6. I LOVE your priorities! We don't have them in CO, now I feel like we're missing out, we'll have to plan a vacation spot around them next year! :)

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  7. LOVE lightning bugs! Believe it or not, we had more of them growing up in New Jersey than we do now (in Virginia!) Hopefully we'll see a lot when we're in South Carolina next week. :)

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  8. I'm from Los Angeles and there definitely aren't any lightning bugs here. But I remember them from visiting back East and they are SO amazing! I wish they would migrate out here and hang out in my yard. They are so pretty to watch!

    Ashley
    therealvalley.blogspot.com

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  9. Thawas one of my favorite things to do in my youth (in Ohio). Now that I live in CO, my son't won't be able to do it very often. In the next few years I'll have to take him back east so that he can experience that.

    BTW, in Ohio we also called them lightning bugs.

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  10. this was the no 1thing on the list for my children and now grandchildren to k out when they visit fa mily still in Ohio Without exception this was the first thing they spoke of when returnig after the visit..Magic

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  11. That is one of my favorite childhood memories, and one I'd like my kids to have. Unfortunately, we don't have any lightning bugs in our neck of the woods. It is such a magical experience. Enjoy the weekend!

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  12. That is SO awesome!!! I don't know if I could actually touch them - they are still bugs and all, but how cool for the kids!

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  13. Love the lightning bugs! Great Blog!

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  14. Glad you are taking time to enjoy the simple things with the kiddos Carmel. I know all about flying solo while the hubs is away.

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  15. We don't have any of those magical little guys in our neck of the woods, but I've seen them before and they are *dazzling* for sure! Sounds like a picture perfect weekend, hope you enjoyed every minute!

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  16. Love those from far away - I HATE little things that crawl with the exception of babies! The first photo makes my skin crawl! Haha!

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