Few things other than the chlorine smell of the pool still on your skin, July fireworks, a walk to the soft-serve hold childhood summers in their memories more so than fireflies. I remember a drive out north and East of Lawrence, out toward Tongie along old US highway 24/40. I had to pull over to watch. Had to have been hundreds of thousands of them rising from the blackness of an entire field. In midtown these last few years I’ve seen less and less of them. Though there’s more out here in Parkville – probably less pervasive use of lawn chems – there still nothing like what there used to be. The biome, it seems, draws to a point, and soo much is being lost.
Thanks for sharing that, Dan.