Thursday, July 02, 2009

Firefly Magic

It was early evening and we were sitting on the deck, enjoying the cooling off from a day of hot, hot temperatures. The sun had just gone down but the sky was still light. The evening was quiet and out of the corner of my eye I caught the gleam of a firefly. I smiled and relaxed and closed my eyes. When I opened them again just a minute later the sky was darker and I caught the twinkle of more fireflies. Since our property is heavily wooded with large trees, we decided to walk to the edge of the woods and look down towards the creek. The night was alive with fireflies! Hovering just a few feet off the ground, emerging from the vinca, the lights of hundreds of fireflies flashed and pulsed. They seemed to be dancing joyfully everywhere. Like a magic carpet of diamonds sparkling just for our pleasure. We watched enthralled for over 30 minutes as this magic carpet of fireflies surrounded us and spread out over the woods and the front lawn. The stars from heaven were dancing on our front lawn. The fireflies created magic.

Joy Journal: Unexpected small pleasures


Shelley said...

Ernie, that does sound truly magical. What a beautiful, peaceful way to relax at the end of a warm summer day!

We don't have fireflies here in Oregon (that I know of), but I did see them once in Indiana, and they are quite fascinating and lovely.

Anetka said...

So warm and peaceful description Ernie. Thank you for a piece of peace.