just now. there must have been 50 or 60 lightning bugs in our back yard. at any given moment there were 10 - 15 lit up. or more. dashing through the dusky light. tom caught one with his first try, and i couldn't bear making it stay away from it's friends. it crawled around my hand and my arm, lighting up my skin. and then flew off into the shady half-dark. i tried photos, but it didn't really work. and i didn't have the patience for all i wanted to do was dance in the long grass and flirt with the lightning bugs. tom, a few cats, a hazy, dusky june night and a city yard popping with lightning bugs. our little country plot in the heart of the city. it really is amazing!
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