zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Lightning Bugs

there are many small things i really appreciate about being 'back home' after 15 years away. one of these small things is the lightening bug. some people know the lightning bug as the firefly, but everyone i know calls them lightning bugs.
lightning bugs are tiny harmless insects whose seemingly only meaning in life is to fly aimlessly wandering no more than a couple of feet, maybe a meter at most, above the grasses, blinking and glowing and twinkling and sending visual SOS-type messages into the summer night to anyone who will watch and be fascinated.
one more tidbit of info about the Lightning Bug...... it is the official State Insect of Pennsylvania, USA.

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