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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
***This contest is officially closed***
We have a winner!
Finally got out to see this incredible movie.
Steven Spielberg never disappoints. Am I right?
In honor of such an exhilarating franchise -and quite a lucrative one as well -
Night Lights Cast Shadows is sending one Creepster a "Pocket full of knowledge".
(At least that what it calls itself)
Win this Pocket Dinosaur book by being the first to answer correctly the trivia question.
Which group of animals do the Dinosaurs belong to?
(As always, please check the Contest Rules before you agree to participate.)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.
He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, - the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.
And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Blue Ghost is real.
And there's actually a number of them out there.
I have seen them with my own eyes.
They haunt the mountains;
They hover above ground;
They glow only at night.
But they won't be here for long.
They cannot linger.
They are destined to vanish.
In addition to yesterdays blog post, here is another lightning bug to admire.
Elusive and mysterious, the blue ghost is a natural treasure.
Monday, June 29, 2015
To me, fireflies are really the coolest thing out there.
If you know me personally, you might just know how truly obsessed I am with these bugs.
I think it stems from a bit of awe that even in the darkest of night, they shine.
Maybe it's even a tiny tingle of jealousy that they can produce their own light.
Oh. The wonder of being a lightning bug.
Of never having to rely on electricity - or if that fails - a candle, a flashlight, a cell phone.
I was fortunate enough to experience a true natural marvel this year, as I traveled to Tennessee to visit the Smoky Mountains.
Here, they are blessed with a specific species of firefly that many travel there to see. It is known as the Photinus carolinus.
With the help of my sister, a very kind hotel employee and one amazing tour guide, (oh, and a whole bunch of help from the universe) I was able to experience a true phenomenon. It was an event that I will always remember and appreciate and love.
So, in honor of all the lightning bugs out there; in honor of nature and of light, the song I pick for #MusicMonday is spot on.
Want to experience the bug?
Visit the Smoky Mountains National Park website and plan your trip for next year.
(Helpful hint: be diligent with the site next April because tickets for the event go FAST!)