The Summer of Fireflies


Forgive the filthy glass door. I can’t bear down hard enough to wash it yet (after my surgery). Besides the fireflies sure don’t seem to mind. This is one of their favorite daytime resting places.

This summer they are so abundant, however, that they seem to have a lot of favorite resting places, so long as there’s shade.

One morning, I actually drove with one on my driver’s door window all the way to work! Luckily, I don’t have a long drive, it’s local roads, and I sure drove as near to the lower end of the speed limit as I could (you realize that many folks take speed limits and stop signs–and even traffic lights–as mere suggestions here. Or they’re for “other” people. )

Anyway, no fireflies were harmed. And I am getting quite a show in my yard this year!

2 thoughts on “The Summer of Fireflies

  1. tonytomeo July 22, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    I have NEVER seen one. They do not live here.

  2. gardendaze July 22, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    I am sorry. When you’re a kid, they’re just magical. I mean, imagine a glowing bug? I have never outgrown my love for them. And unlike so many kids, I never caught a bunch in a Mason jar to make a “firefly flashlight. ” That seemed cruel to me, even when I was little.


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