Friday, March 27, 2009

Twinkle, twinkle, little bug.

Wonder of wonders! The First Lightning Bug Night has arrived! Every year I am delightfully surprised when these little twinkling jewels of the night appear. I've made a note on my calendar each Spring to mark their arrival.

Lightning bugs and lightning bug larvae are extremely beneficial for the lawn and garden. They feed on other insect larvae, worms, snails and slugs. Most of all, they enchant us and make our summer nights magical and beautiful.

First Lightning Bug of the Year

Twinkle, twinkle, little bug.

I want to give you a great big hug.

But, you're too tiny, I suspect.

Twinkle, twinkle, small insect.


susanmuses said...

that little poem is just too cute!

buffy said...

I, too, like your poem. I also like that possum: he looks like Reed.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Moi aussie (or is that osi or ausi). Oh heck--me too!
Isn't it strange to have lightening bus in March? I asked Vann, and he said he saw them last year in March. I thought they didn't show their little blinking hineys till about June.

Ramey Channell said...

Strangely enough, every year they come out early for just one or two days ... sometimes three, then disappear until closer to summer. I'm always surprised at how early they appear, but then they retire again until summertime. I think they may be mating, but that's just a thought.

Joanne Ramey Cage said...

I love all your possums and all your poems.