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    Back yard fireflies

    I sat on the deck after sunset. 50 to 60 fireflies were flashing above the clover and beneath the spruces.

    Ever since I was 5 years old, I have enjoyed the display of these insects.

    Now that I have reached riper years, I like to put on music (tonight it was Perez Prado's band playing Mambo). I could watch the moving fireflies for hours.

    I am sure other people were watching the news... Each to their own.

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    Sounds nice--wish we had those here. I remember seeing them as a kid when my family visited relatives in Illinois.
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    We have them too and I love them! It might be a coincidence, but we think we've seen more of them since we started mulching our beds with shredded leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    I sat on the deck after sunset. 50 to 60 fireflies were flashing above the clover and beneath the spruces.

    Ever since I was 5 years old, I have enjoyed the display of these insects.

    Now that I have reached riper years, I like to put on music (tonight it was Perez Prado's band playing Mambo). I could watch the moving fireflies for hours.

    I am sure other people were watching the news... Each to their own.
    I donít watch the news dado, and I would rather watch the pretty fire flies

    They popped out here last week but I havenít seen tons of them. They really are magical. Kay, I didnít realize fireflies donít exist in PNW. that is too bad

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    When the weather is amenable, I too sit outside after dark watching the fireflies, the stars and an occasional bat as they go about their business. I find it soothing, well, until the mosquitos come out.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    I rarely sit outside relaxing, but today I am. My mock orange, Chinese privet, lavender, and sweet peas are sll blooming. My birdbath has been visited by a Robin and a Crow, both using it for its purpose. Life seems good right now.

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