It's spring. I get that. But does everything have to bloom in just one week's time? There are the fruit trees, the magnolias, the redbuds, the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, the dandelions...and now there are even leaves appearing on the rest of the trees so there is some sort of green or color halo around everything out there. It's distracting. I don't know what to look at first. :-/
I came home from work today before another deluge of rain/hail/thunder and lightning hit (plants really like the excitement of all of that) and when I looked in Violet's water bowl...I saw a beetle. What kind of beetle? I could not be right. I just couldn't but my guess was confirmed when I looked it up in one of my guides.
A firefly. Huh. A firefly in April.
True...this one is a different sort than what I usually see. He's called a black firefly and is active during the day, not night, and a lot of times doesn't even bother to use his lighting equipment. But still, a firefly.
I took him outside and put him on the glider. I'm sure his confusion and slowness was due to his swimming in the water bowl for I don't know how long but I think he was also confused about where he was and how he got there...you could call it his own little "Lost" episode.
He looked too vulnerable to be left on the glider and since it looked like he was not going to be flying anywhere soon, I moved him to a daffodil in the garden. He immediately crawled around to hang on the underside of the flower.
He held on to that flower with a tight grip because a storm was blowing in and the wind was really shaking that daffodil. Look at those little hands. "Eeeeeee! Why is my world so shaky shaky?"
Poor little thing could not get his bearings. I would imagine this would be the first time he (or any firefly!) has ever seen a daffodil too.
Fireflies in the first week of April. Crazy. Just like what's going on with all the blooming flowers out there.