Adventure Challenge – Day 26: Lighting Bug Hunting

I have fond memories of chasing and catching lightning bugs at dark as a child. My siblings and I would catch them and put them into a jar. We would set them beside our bed as night lights. It was something fun that I enjoyed passing onto my son. He caught his first lightning bug with me when he was 2. He has such a kind heart, he didn’t want to keep them in his room. He insisted that we let them go before we went in for the evening. I was also with my nieces the first time they both caught their first lightning bug. I love passing on this childhood memory. 

I noticed that on one of the trails behind my house, lightning bugs are everywhere. I talked my son into take a walk with me and grabbed a jar on our way out. When he started to see the lightning bugs he got so excited. We ended up catching over 30. It was very exciting for him and I loved to watch him get excited about watching them light up. 

He still has his kind heart. When we got home, he set the jar in the front yard and took the lid off. We sat and watched as they all flew away one by one, lighting up the front yard. 

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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