The World Forgetting, By The World Forgot

One of my favorite things about moving to Pennsylvania this summer has been the re-emergence of fireflies. I don't know enough about their habitats to say they don't appear in Virginia or Washington State (my other two recent homes), but I never observed them there the way I see them flickering in my yard every evening here. One of my most magical memories as a child was a cabin trip my family went on in Canada one summer--in the evening we turned all of the lights off and went upstairs in the cabin and looked out into the fields to see them filled with hundreds of thousands of fireflies. It was such a beautiful sight and something that always stuck with me despite my terrible long-term memory that makes most childhood memories quite fuzzy. They're also fascinating creatures--the way they communicate through flashes, or how they produce cold light, and how the females sometimes eat the males...Ah, fireflies are wonderful!

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  1. That would probably have been when you were staying in Cape Breton at our little house. If so, you can come back and watch the fireflies, and there are so many pretty places there for you to use as a backdrop for your photos.

    And we are modernized now---lots of hot running water. We don't carry water from the well any longer.

    We're heading up there so I'll be sure and watch for fire flies.

  2. "how the females sometimes eat the males...Ah, fireflies are wonderful!"

    ahaha, you make me laugh ^_^ sadly we don't have fireflies in england, I'd love to see some one day though!

  3. Your dress is so classically beautiful! I've never seen a firefly before.



  4. I love the look, simple but gorgeous.

  5. i remember the first time i saw them in New Jersey, two years ago, they dont seem to appear here in Texas.It would be cool to take a outfit post at night with them

  6. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind..i love that poem.

  7. That's such a sweet childhood memory. I love fireflies as well. They are fascinating creatures and I wish more inhabited northern Texas!

  8. I live in Lancaster County. Where are you in proximity? I'd love to meet you!

  9. I'm from England so hadn't seen fireflies until I went to Corfu a couple of years ago. On our first night there I woke up and was convinced that the lights on the air con unit and the standby light of the TV were fireflies in our room and was terrified. Ha ha. I grew to like them!

  10. fireflies are such amazing creatures!!! they glow in a sea of darkness!!!
    i love this post, btw!

    paint it stripes

    New Outfit post 'the solar system' is up on the blog, Hope you can check it out :)

  11. I love fireflies! It seems, to me at least, that there are so many more this year. I was walking this past week and when I looked down into the woods there were so many fireflies. It reminded me of one of those houses that synchronize music and Christmas lights. I just love fireflies, it is one of my favorite things about summer.
    Also, I love this outfit. I love how chic a simple black dress and a statement necklace can be. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. I live in VA, though I guess only barely since I'm just steps from DC, anyway we have fireflies here, lots of them, so I wonder if it's something peculiar to the area of VA you lived in before? I know that fireflies like warm humid areas, which is pretty much all of the east coast. I wonder if they used some sort of pest control for mosquitoes or something in that part of VA that kills fireflies also? Very strange.

  13. @My Hideaway, I'm jealous then! I don't know I lived very near the coast--maybe it's the beach climate they dislike?

  14. wow, I was so behind on your blog. That was a lot of catching up. I really like your new hairdo.


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