The fireflies are out in force


The forest outside looks like dizziness just before a faint, all flecks of light, insect signals wheeling around the yard.

Have you gotten up really close to a firefly yet? They don’t have just one light; they’re this cluster of seperate little bubbles which don’t all light up in synch, more sort of ripple in and out gradually. (Some don’t follow the main pattern at all, just blink randomly like a stuck pixel showing static.)

I’d never seen that before.

[Later:] I tried to show this to Emily the next night, and it turns out I must’ve been looking at a very fancy or very mutated firefly, because the one we looked at together was just a single undifferentiated light.