Thu Jun 14 00:05:47 CDT 2001

I've been standing in the field just East of our property line, in the shadow where the grain bins block the yardlight, watching lightning do amazing things around the edges of the sky. The cats skittering past my feet engaged in an epic mock battle. Thunder just at the threshold of hearing...

The first fireflies (lightning bugs?) were out this evening. Always catches me a little by surprise. Little green flickers in the corner of the eye. Pretty soon every patch of tall grass and roadside ditch will be full of them.

It occurs to me that a lot of what I'd like to do with my life is just observing these kinds of things.