fireflies, Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, wonder

Good-bye Fireflies

Each night as June nears its end I look for fireflies and then every night after. I’m grateful that this year they seem to have hung around a little longer than usual, or longer than I remember.

It’s mid August and still their lights are winking. Summer nights make for more comfortable dog walking and on my family’s nightly outings, even though the numbers are diminishing, the fireflies continue to keep us company.

Fireflies live about two years, most of it underground, and when we see their winks of light they have only one or two weeks left to live. It’s amazing to think that something so full of light will be gone so quickly.

Tsuneaki Hiramatusu created beautiful photographs of their luminescence.

I hope you have enjoyed their wonder.

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