6/18/10

The Magic In Our Backyard



For the dear Kara, who has never seen the glow of a firefly.

xoxo,
Rachel

p.s. While capturing our magical fireflies on video, Sebastian was doing a little catch and release. Only he was releasing them into our house! YIKES.

31 comments:

cara. said...

that was perfect. i'm in the pacific northwest and they don't have them here. . . makes me miss the midwest and being a kid....thanks!

********Shelly******** said...

one of my favorite things :) when i was a kid, we would collect them in a jar on our camping trips and use them for our "nightlight" :)

Laura Wynn said...

Cool! I've never seen those before! Magical.

Roxanne said...

One of the best parts of summer; hands down!

Alice Clair said...

How cool! I don't think I've ever seen them either!

Stephie C said...

awwww I remember when I was a little girl sitting up north at my grandparents campground and I had this long silky cream colored night gown, and I remember catching them and putting them beneath the material and watching them light up :) I am in Michigan

sewshesews said...

Sigh. I so miss those little bugs. I never saw one either until I lived in Missouri a few years ago. I used to go for walks in the evening passing by a field appropriately called firefly field. There were thousands. It was gorgeous. I wish we had that here in NY. Thanks, that was lovely <3

Amber said...

I miss "lightning bugs"!! They were always so much fun but I haven't seen one in the longest time. We didn't have them back in California and we don't have them in North Carolina...at least neither not in the places I lived in those states!

clarryharry said...

Thank you for that. Don't think I've ever seen one here in the UK. :)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I love fireflies - they are one of my favorite things about summer. I used to have a little bug catcher that I would put them in every night (my parents would open it and let them out before they went to bed, of course!).

Jamie said...

We caught "storm" bugs last nite too! Grayson calls them storm bugs instead of lightning bugs. ;)
Tho he forgot he was on the porch, saw one and took off running, tripped over the side rail on the porch and flipped onto the ground. (He didn't catch it, lol)
Such magic in a little bug!

becks said...

i wonder what the lightning bug populations are like in different states? reading the comments, they're not in ny or nc, but we have them in abundance in maryland and definitely in west virginia where i used to spend summer vacations.

angie may said...

so cute. these little bugs are my fav.

lorieloo said...

THANK YOU. I've never seen firefly's, and now my 2 year old keeps begging to watch the video over and over =) Thanks for sharing for us west-coasters.

Rubyellen said...

i have never either! so cool!

Kara said...

Ohmyyyygosh!!! YAYYYY!

Thank you!

I seriously gasped when it started. :D

cococricketsmama said...

god I miss fireflies. We went to the Firelfly Festival 2 years ago in Delaware. They used to all over our front porch in Philadelphia.

lori marie said...

i've never seen one either. absolutely positively enchanting!

kristen hawley said...

Wow what a great keepsake...Perfect!

Very neat way to share these magical insects.

Big Yellow Dog said...

How fun! I remember catching fireflies with other kids in my neighborhood when I was little. I can't wait for my son to experience that!
Margaret

Kamika said...

so sweet! The first time I ever saw one was when I was traveling overseas and I remember thinking it was so magical!

mle jean said...

gosh, those are soo neat. we don't have them in az, i always forget their real.

cocosparkle said...

So cool. We don't have them in Manitoba...at least I have never seen them. Maybe mosquitoes eat them! lol They are magical!

*kim* said...

How cool for you to do that for Kara!

Widge said...

way cool!! I've never seen one either

Casey said...

wow, I've never seen them before either

lili est folle said...

soo magic!!

Heather said...

Thank you for this... I've never seen them either!

O said...

fyi - the video isn't working at this time. I'll check back later. :)

O said...

oh! there it goes! i was able to see the video that time :) (sorry) I've never seen those bugs in action either. Very cool to see they really are glowing!

mandyface said...

They do exist! Thank you!!!