Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer = Bugs

The heavy summer heat brings with it all the bugs. The rollie pollies that inexplicably inhabit my front porch, the mosquitoes the devour me every time I step outside, the flies that find their way in even when every door and window is shut and the giant wolf spider with a body the size of a quarter that crawled across my shoe the other day. Oh, and let's not forget the ants that have been steadily invading my kitchen and eating my dogs' food. Bugs are gross.

But they're not all so bad. I love watching the dragonflies skim the pond in the morning sunlight. They come in so many colors and sizes that I don't get tired of staring at them. and...


If you are not lucky enough to live in a place where fireflies light up the night, then I hope you will at some point in your life! They almost make the drenching humidity worth it, (almost.)

Last night I went outside just to watch them. On the other side of the pond there is a little forest, and right before dark there are so many fireflies that it looks like some great hand is dumping gold glitter all over the trees. The last little bit of sunlight turned the sky into an orange and peach and blue paisley. A great blue heron flew right over my head and perched in a tree behind me. Except for one obnoxious frog it was very quiet, and if I was trying to design a perfect fairytale or romance setting I couldn't have imagined anything better. I couldn't believe the amazing beauty surrounding me. I kept expecting a unicorn to come trotting out from the trees or something.

No pictures of this, you just have to imagine it for yourself.


Kim said...

I love reading your's like miniature novel with all these big words that I barely know what they mean but they are full of description. LOVE IT! And I do hate the ants....and the spiders (but don't see too many in my house)....and the roly poly's don't bother me (my kids love them)...and I haven't been bothered by a mosquito once yet (lucky me). And last but not least....I LOVE FIRE FLIES!!!! I could watch them all night long. I agree, it is almost worth the humidity!!!

Wendle said...

Hey you! How are you doing?! I am back in Spokane and did you know they changed all the boundaries around? Our families are in the same home ward now! I saw your mom today and it reminded me how I haven't seen you in forever. I'm glad I found your blog though. ow we can stay in touch.

As far as living on the east coast and in humidity, I totally agree with you. I miss the days in Spokane where you could identify all the bugs you saw.

But love the fireflies. They might make it ok. Maybe.