Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lampyridae Love

No picture, sorry. I tried, but they are too small and too fast for me.

I was lying in my bed in the dark and for a bit, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. The thought that perhaps I was having a stroke also crossed my mind. Tiny flashes of green light bouncing through the trees across the road and in the field were surprising, to be sure. For about 15 minutes, the trees, ditch, and field looked as if it was decorated for a fairy Christmas. The blinking was wild! They must have just emerged from their larva stage to their firefly stage and were interested in Lampyridae love. Hee hee. I have never seen so many. Wish I could have caught a picture.

It is a beautiful night out, warm, and starlit. Perfect for Love ... ,-)

No bras yet. So far they are in Memphis. Usually when things on the slow boat get to Memphis, they go to Columbia, then to my post office to be delivered that day or the next. Tracking says they are still in Memphis. Maybe they are waiting until they have a truckload of small, lightweight parcels before they send them on east. 

Last night, I was green-grass, dog-sick. Woke up pitiful and went back to bed. Didn't really feel human until this afternoon. 

I hope I can get to sleep now. Argh.

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  1. The lights sound so pretty
    Hopefully your parcel arrives soon
    Feel better. And get a restful nights sleep xxx

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    1. Do you have fireflies there? They do add that something special to the summer nights!

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  2. It must have been quite a sight. I've only ever seen one at a time. Hope you caught up with some sleep.

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    1. Indeed!
      Hardly slept tonight. Lousy tickle in my throat.

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  3. Feel better soon! Watching those packages travel is an eye opener. I ordered a guitar last year. It is made in Nazareth Pa. and was shipped from St. Louis to Texas to NJ. Took 7 days. I could have driven to where they are made in 1 hour.

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    1. Funny how those package hubs send our stuff all over. I watched one package that I sent, get lost! Ha Ha.

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    2. Australia Post is getting bad too. Since last year all our mail, even local letters get sent interstate to Melbourne for sorting then all the way back here for delivering. Pretty dumb in my opinion.

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    3. Our system is just as silly.

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  4. I love tracking packages but they do get hung up in major hubs, sometimes, for reasons unknown.

    Lampyridae and fireflies are the same thing, aren't they? I love seeing them and it's more fun watching the dog watching them.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Some of the reasoning behind those hubs is lost on me.
      Lampyridae is fireflies/lightning bugs, yes. Levi likes watching them? Cool!

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  5. Lightning bugs is what we called them back home, I always enjoyed watching them, I bet that was quite a sight.

    Hope you are feeling better, tracking a package is really frustrating at times, it seems it is almost there them has to go to a place far far away before actually getting to you......

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    1. Yep, quite the sight. Now that they are doing their thing, I will be able to watch them in the evening as they go about their business.
      This bug thing I have seems to wax and wane throughout the day. I hope the doctor can give me a clue on Friday ...

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  6. Ohhhh, what a beautiful 'mind picture' you have given us.... Perhaps better, than a photo. With your words, we can 'see' what you saw.

    Oh so lucky you! To have a hatch of fireflies, right near. We have to wait till more July and humidity... To even see some, in our back yard. They seem less... -sigh-

    Mmmmmmmmmmm.... That sick hu? What did you eat yesterday or recently????

    Luna Crone

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    1. I didn't realize that different places had different times of the year to morph.
      This sick thing is hanging/coming/going. Real odd.

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    2. Allergy reaction to something? I find my hayfever gets worse at night with the heavier scented things, like night blooming jasmine, that scent hangs heavy for hours and spreads for blocks. I hope the problem isn't your little indoor garden.

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    3. Doc says sinus problems and post nasal drip causing stomach upset. I'll have to keep up with allergy medicine. We have a lot of pollen here.

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  8. Oh how magical. We used to see fireflies all over the place when I was growing up in the Midwest. I don't know if I've seen any since we moved to NC and we've been here seventeen years.
    So sorry to hear you've been puny. Here's wishing you a deep restful sleep.

    (I didn't know their scientific name. Thanks for broadening my horizons.:)

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    1. It was magical. Nature keeps me in awe. Sorry they aren't in your neighborhood. :(

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  9. No lightning bugs up here this time of year, and the hummingbirds are overdue. A small brood of cicadas is emerging. Some folks claim to love cicadas. I don't like it when they fly into me.

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    1. Our hummingbirds were here early this year. Hmm. Cicadas, yuk, I hate meeting up with them too.!

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  10. I'm pretty much human in morning and the other part of the day who knows
    Coffee is on

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    1. :-) My human times vary, I am not predictable at all.

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  11. Oh I hope you feel better today. Hoping that the girls are not in really bad need for those bras! Your light had me worrying about you....or

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    1. oops.....or was the earth being invaded!

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    2. The bras are evidently in limbo, and the girls are kind of put out.
      How strange of me not to even have 'invaders from space' enter my mind. Hmm.

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  12. Sorry to hear you've been unwell, but how lovely to have seen fireflies! We don't get them out here, not that I know about anyway.
    You might be right about the truck waiting for a decent sized load to make the trip worthwhile, but I would think a small parcel could just fit in anywhere and just travel along faster on whichever truck is coming your way.

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    1. Aw, sorry you can't watch the spectacle, but you have many beautiful things there that we don't.
      The newest postal routes don't always make sense to me.

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  13. I know the frustration -- sent my Dtr something sposed to arrive Sat. before Mother's Day. Tracking says still in transit but doesn't show where. . Gr-r-r-r

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    1. Tired of 'In Transit' every time I look. The package is now in Nashville! I am pretty disgusted with how the bra company took advantage for that exorbitant charge!

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  14. Would have loved to see a picture of those fire flies. They don't live in California, but I remember them well from my time in New Jersey. I don't know what's up with your bras, but I hope all goes well and that they arrive soon.

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    1. I didn't realize that those bugs weren't everywhere in the states. Sorry about that. I tracked again and it says the bras are now in Nashville. They must have send them from Memphis to Nashville by way of ox cart. :-/

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  15. Hope you're feeling great and slept well.

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    1. Better last night than the night before. Thanks. ;-)

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  16. Hope you're feeling better by now and you receive your new bras soon.

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    1. Saw the doc this morning.
      The bras showed up today, waiting for DH to go down for them. :-)

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