I was a west coaster, a San Diegan for the first 31+ years of my life. I have been in the east, in upstate NY, for 10 years now.
Sometimes I grow weary of this eastern odyssey, of the winters, of the overcast skies, of the small town-ness of this area, with it's lack of economic opportunity.
And then I think of the things that I love here, and one of them is fireflies. Those tiny little dancing lights that pop out early in summer. We don't have them in Southern California, I had only seen them once before moving here, on a trip to Maryland as a child.
I've seen a few this year so far...the weather keeps switching between warm and steamy, and cool and breezy. Soon there will be many, filling the fields at twilight.
What do you love, this Sunday, June 9, 2013?
"Firefly Hillside," © 2010 David Dehetre, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22433418@N04/4648731735/in/photolist-85MXZa-8Nc1zU-8Nc1xU-8Nc1AE-a1J6eF-9XTU2d-chUX4d-8Nc1vW-8N8VfB-8N8Vkn-8Nc1DC-8Nc1CA-8N8Vgt-8N8ViX-8Nc1BA