Stars and Fireflies

Several nights this week, I’ve been able to sit out in the yard and just enjoy being outside. It’s been pretty hot here during the daytime, but the evenings have been rather nice. Plus, with the hours I work, I don’t have a lot of time to really enjoy the cooler nights. So, it’s been a relaxing week.

Tig, Prince of the Driveway.
He likes to “protect” his humans from fireflies and other outdoor dangers.


My mom, sister, and I spent a couple of hours watching the lightning bugs Wednesday night, and even my dad watched them for a few minutes with us. The following night, my sister, youngest brother, and I sat in our driveway discussing the sprinkling rain we kept having and Doctor Who. (I’m slowly working my way through the show. They’re waiting for me to catch up.) Friday, once again, my mom, sister, and I sat out in our driveway watching the stars and the lightning bug synchronization. My oldest younger brother joined us. And then last night, Mom, my three siblings, and I sat out in our yard watching the sunset. It was very pretty and calming.

All in all, I’ve enjoyed having the chance to watch the fireflies and the stars throughout the week. Sometimes I forget how nice it can be to just watch the days turn in to nights.

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  1. Oh, that sounds so good! Just to sit and relax out of doors with your family and cat :] by the way, I love your kitty's name!

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    1. Thanks! Oddly enough, we have so many nicknames for him he rarely gets called that one! Hehe.

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  2. Wow, that sounds so nice! I saw the lightning bugs once years and years and years ago...I so wish I could see them again. They are so fun. :) Glad you get to enjoy them!!

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    1. Ever since I was first able to see it, I've been thankful that our yard is so great a viewing place for them. :)

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  3. That's really nice watching the sunset...sometimes I go outside and watch the moon with my 3yrs nephew. It's such a sweet thing! Honest, sky/sunset/moon watching is underrated in it's awesome. :)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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    1. Definitely! My mom, sister, and I love skywatching. It's not uncommon for us to be out late to see a meteor shower or check out the constellations.

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