Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ooooooh ... Ahhhhhhhhh ... !

As a child, one of my favorite summer pastimes was to go outside at dusk and catch as many lightning bugs as possible, put them in a jar and place them on my nightstand when I went to bed. What a magical feeling it was to watch the flickering lights all night. I always released them in the morning and then I'd gather new ones each night after dinner. When I saw this idea, I thought it was cool! Living in Florida, I do not get to experience lightning bugs anymore, so this might be a good substitute. (Personally, I would not allow children to do this activity, and if you have little ones in the house, maybe you can super glue the lids tight afterwards. Sorry, I taught Pre-K for 20 years and I still worry about child safety!) But, what a neat project to do before summer ends. And try to recapture those moments of light and love ... ENJOY!


  1. Very cool! Thanks for the inspiration, Jodi. It makes me want to host an end of summer party!

    1. I thought it was pretty cool, too! Could picture them sitting on the railing of a deck at night!