s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: I just saw (for the first time in my life)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I just saw (for the first time in my life)

fireflies.

9 Comments:

At July 12, 2006 11:42 PM, Blogger Squirrel Boy said...

Bah! I have the entire Firefly series on DVD! And the movie, too!



(Okay, so I'm jealous.)

 
At July 13, 2006 9:06 AM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Aren't fireflies great? There are thousands of them in the field in my front yard...so fun to watch. The west is definitely missing out.

Firefly trivia: Fireflies use their light to attract mates and otherwise communicate with each other. They flash a sequence and the firefly responding will flash the identical sequence back. It's fascinating to watch.

 
At July 13, 2006 9:11 AM, Blogger Miss Hass said...

I love them. I take my pooch for a walk just at firefly time because she loves them more. Of course she eats them...

 
At July 13, 2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Becca said...

Weird... Catching fireflies or "lightning bugs" as we called them was a memorable part of my childhood. It's weird to me that only now have you actually even seen one.

 
At July 13, 2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Katya said...

squirrel boy - Oh, I'm jealous right back. (I do need to buy those.)

becca - Yeah, growing up in the West, you think that fireflies are one of those things people made up to put into children's books. (Like monarch butterflies. And lighthouses. And cicadas. And . . . tornadoes.)

I always pictured them as glow-in-the-dark bees, and I had only recently learned that they don't move like bees at all. And then, last night, I had to go out and get something from my car, and I walked out of my building and thought "there's an insect floating right at eye level and oh my gosh it's starting to GLOW! WHY IS IT GLOWING?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE BUGS?! WHAT IS UP WITH THIS FREAKY PLACE?!"

Oh, and I really like cardinals, too.

 
At July 13, 2006 9:57 PM, Blogger Melyngoch said...

oh! I'm missing it! then I'll go on a mission and it will be too late!

(assuming they're an endangered species.)

 
At July 13, 2006 11:03 PM, Blogger JB said...

:)

 
At July 19, 2006 6:07 PM, Blogger tiblittle said...

I'm right there with ya. I've still never seen fireflies or tornadoes or "real" storms. I just returned from a trip to Denver, which city I can now say actually does exist. "East" is just so foreign...

 
At July 31, 2006 11:19 PM, Blogger Daikon said...

Indeed, I have never seen a firefly. I hope to see one sometime soon.

 

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