Mark Twain Once Said . . .

29 Jul

fireflies in a jar, originally uploaded by jamelah.

“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter- ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
-Mark Twain

I like watching both lightning and lightning bugs but haven’t seen either this summer. The lack of lightning can be blamed on the drought but I’m blaming the lack of lightning bugs on pesticide use- only because I have noticed the decline little by little each year. When I was a kid they were out every night- oodles of them. I think I have seen a total of 5 fireflies in the past 3 years! Have you seen fireflies/lightning bugs in your area?

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