Tag Archives: Insects

The Lightning Bugs

Firefly season is here. Every year about May or June, people start looking for information on fireflies, or “lightning bugs” as we commonly call them here in the South. What it is about fireflies that seems to capture the imagination … Continue reading

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The Sting

I know what you are thinking – a sting is a secret operation of some sort. Nope! This sting was the real McCoy, the kind that comes with an insect on the other end. It was innocent, really. I simply … Continue reading

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A Day at the Park

Oh, look, squirrels! Aren’t they cute? City dwellers don’t see a lot of wildlife, so even the sight of so mundane a creature as a gray squirrel in a city park is reason for a mild excitement of sorts. They … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned from Fireflies

Let your light shine – no matter how small. Don’t be afraid of flying in the dark. Keep a few secrets – let ‘em wonder. Believe in magic and life will be more fun. Even an ugly bug can be … Continue reading

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Attack of the Butterfly

It soared past me like a bat from hell. “What is that?” I thought. I had just finished pumping gas and was climbing back into my car. Before I could close the door, the monstrous butterfly flew in behind me … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden

Spring is here and something primitive stirs the blood – the urge to dig and plant, to renew and revive the earth. Several years ago when we first moved to the suburbs, we dreamed of tilling the soil, producing crops, … Continue reading

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This Gnat is Making Me Crazy

This gnat is making me crazy Every time I sit down at the computer, this gnat flies between me and the screen, right in my face. It is really hard to type and swat at a gnat. I end up … Continue reading

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