Midsummer means several fun things in this part of the world. It means high temperatures, humidity, air conditioning, July 4th, BBQs, summer camps, free open air concerts, and ice cream.
It also means fireflies. Mark and his family call them lightning bugs, fitting because midsummer also means tremendous thunder and lightning storms.
Every evening for a couple of weeks there's a wonderful light show in the fading twilight heat. The bugs appear and disappear like those shooting stars that you can only see from the corners of your eyes. I tried to capture them one evening…
…I think that's the best I'm gonna do, I'm afraid, so you'll just have to imagine their splendor instead.