Sunday, July 15, 2007

Today was a Magical Day......

Well, for the most part it as it also was filled with many chores. I am cleaning house.......bringing many unused items to the Trift Shop.....a way of clearing out, but not of loss, of rebirth, as the items will be purchased by those who could use our unused items. What a wonderful idea Thrift Shops are. Our local shop is called 'The Top O'Barn'......and not only do I donated there, but the children love to shop for treasures.

My Mother would always take her grandchild to the 'Barn' to find was such a special time of their lives.

We had just finished up when a big storm rolled through.........the heavens opened up and soaked the earth. We needed this rain, as it watered all the gardens and cooled down the air [which had gotten hot and humid again today after a string of picture perfect days of late]

As the sun set, the fog lifted off the ground............and then they began to appear.......Emma Sage's favorite creature of summer ~ Lightening Bugs.

We watched them....she ran after them and caught them....she studied them in the cage and then we set them free.

Ah,,,,,what a magical evening.
Fireflies in the Garden
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 (1874-1963)


Cousin' Linda said...

I remember Corey and Marcie ( and Tom and I :) catching fireflies for a couple of hours and putting them in a jar and setting them on their dresser so that they could have the light in their room when they went to sleep...but after 5 minutes, Corey called us in and said "could you let them out, I can hear their mommy calling them!" Let's hope their daughters, Claire and Livija, catch them, too!
And we did!! :)

BStrong said...

We have a jar on our back deck ready for those little guys. For some reason though we haven't had to many this year.

I remember catching so many lightening bugs in the summer that we could probably be seen from space.

Bennetts said...

When I live in Oklahoma we used to hunt for fire flies and put them in a jar. But in the morning my mom aways made us let them go...Thanks for reminding me of that memory......

BStrong said...

Come visit my blog. I just handed you an award.....Sorry.

AZ Chapmen said...

never herd of lighting bugs come visit me I have cp and nld

cousin Linda said...

Oh my Gosh!
Never heard of 'lighting bugs'?
They are one of summer's rights..
it always makes me feel good to see them in the beginning of summer - and imagine... they are bugs!!!!
I won't tell you what we used to do as kids with their 'lights'!
Mean little kids!! ;-)

aunt jan said...

Oh cousin Linda, I know what you did as a kid, cuz it's probably the same thing I did as a kid.(mums the word). That was the first thing I thought of when I read Tara's blog. I remember when... It's so cool to see the delight in grandkids' eyes when they spot one and start to chase it. Thanks for the memory Tara
lyl aunt jan

mum2brady said...

Taht is soooo cool TM!!! I have never seen a firefly - how sad is that?

I'm glad you got your much needed rain and that ES could have such a magical evening!

Tammy and Parker said...

How I miss fireflies! They don't live in Utah.

jennifergg said...

I'm thrifty too! Our local shop benefits an organization that supports adults with disabilites...I love it so much!

We don't have fireflies in the moutnain west. At dusk, we have mosquitoes...

melody is slurping life said...

Oh, how I miss the lightning bugs at our mountain home. My boys do love visiting what they call "the junk store".

And thanks for spreading the Love for Parker.