As much as I don't care for summertime out here, Ohio summers have one great thing going for them...FIREFLIES. I had never seen one 'til I moved here. Spencer and I had only been here a couple weeks (about 6 years ago). We had left the back patio door open to get some fresh air flowing through our one bedroom apartment. And in flew a single firefly. Spence and I FREAKED. We shut the door to keep the little guy trapped in and we ran around turning off every light in our apartment. We sat in the living room watching this most amazing bug put on his own little light show.
Little did we know they'd show up everywhere for the rest of the summer. I loved taking evening jogs with a friend and they'd line the wooded path. If bugs can be beautiful, these are.
It was fun to be back in Ohio this year just in time for lightening bug season. I'm not actually sure if my crazies had ever seen one before this year...considering they don't come out until after their bedtime. We caught one while we were waiting for the fireworks to start on the forth of July. The kiddos were amazed.
As the cooler weather rolls in, firefly season is coming to an end along with all things summer.
Is any one else already planning Halloween costumes?