Friday, June 21, 2013

SUMMERTIME is officially here.

 FIREFLIES are out and about.
Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don't know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat.
While driving through the neighborhood some kids had a 'LEMONAIDE AND WATERMELON STAND".   Well, I'm all for supporting small, local business's, so I had to get a slice. 
After the rain, the kids were outside playing and caught about 7 little frogs.  They made a little 'habitat' for them and then let them go the next day.  They are very cute!
"Summertime reading."  I took the girls to check out our new City Library.

Reading in the hollow of tree makes it more fun.


Pedaling said...

awesome summer things.

i love fireflies. they were always one of my favorite things about the Midwest..growing up in Az they were so foreign to me!

all kids love frogs!

Anonymous said...

That library looks neat. Reading books during the summer is a good time to learn what you want to learn and just read decent books. Mom