My Mother would always take her grandchild to the 'Barn' to find treasures....it 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)