June 26, 2014

Firefly

June 26, 2014 Photo (177/365): "In broad daylight"

Do you recognize this guy with the awesome beely-boppers? I rarely see him and his friends out during the day. I wonder if they're always here and I just haven't noticed them. On hot summer nights when I was a little girl, I'd capture dozens of them in a mason jar. Yet despite the lovely glow of my natural nightlight, I would worry about the little creatures and often sneak out before dawn to set them free. 

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"Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, 
And here on earth come emulating flies, 
That though they never equal stars in size, 
(And they were never really stars at heart) 
Achieve at times a very star-like start. 
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.” 
~ Robert Frost, “Fireflies in the Garden"

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