Conditions in central Oklahoma
are just right
for Lightning Bugs, as Fireflies
are known here.
Maybe it’s the cooler air,
the frequent showers…
doesn’t matter: We are delighted
and enjoying them.
Seems everyday someone
talks about seeing so many
There’s a friend who glows
when she talks about going out
each night to watch them,
and the two with which she
had a close encounter.
The friend who tells the story
of a friend’s son
who collected them in a jar
and released them in his mom’s
And then there’s our friend Mary,
who paints a watercolor each day,
and yesterday,
showed us this one:
It’s a joy
when something in the natural world, besides us,
gets our attention
and holds it.