With such a warm winter in Allen, Texas, we've had an very early season for many spring flowers and plants. Our early bluebonnet bloom was almost in line with the timing for The Woodlands, Texas and the Hill Country. THAT is rare. The bluebonnets are now long gone, and I'm so glad my allergies are long gone too!
On to the fireflies! Memories of my youth in the summer is running around my Oakland, New Jersey neighborhood catching fireflies with friends and trying to put them in a jar to watch them glow. I loved staying out late on summer nights playing flashlight tag, hide and seek, and all kinds of games we made up.
The first sign of fireflies out in the woods behind our home brings me back in time, and I love for my children to see them. Something new this year was to try to capture them on camera, so I set out with my friend Paula twice to do a test shoot to see if we could capture them. I wonder if we'll see fireflies in The Woodlands as I don't remember them when we used to live there - anyone know?
We spent just over an hour last night doing long exposure photography to capture them with our cameras. So here they are in the first image, it is a combination of several images taken in that hour. I am proud to say there is no cloning involved!
Just an image I captured a couple of years ago that reminds me of playing outside after the sun went down trying to catch some fireflies!