Our prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “chew/choo.” Is there a train coming? But really, I thought of Chewbacca. You’d think spell check would know who that is and not think it’s a mistake. I thought of the big hairy guy because today, I’m watching the Star Wars marathon from my mountain house. I know it’s a contrast, watching Star Wars on the TV next to my window with the trees off the balcony. (Though I could be on the forest moon of Endor.)
I’m watching the Star Wars marathon because today (I’m writing this on Friday) is my day to relax. After my son’s wedding last Saturday, I took care of my granddaughter for four days by myself. She is 7 and full of energy from the time she wakes up til the time she goes to sleep. My son and his new bride came to stay with us on July 4th after a few days of honeymoon camping. We watched the fireworks across the lake. Fantastic show with 70s music. It was great! The sky threatened to rain all evening, but held off until immediately after the grand finale, then promptly released a downpour as we scurried to the car.
I’m going to do what I can to catch up with the world of WordPress, email, and downloading photos of the river, as long as catching up doesn’t interfere too much with relaxing. I might take a walk, and I will definitely be sitting out on the balcony watching for fireflies. Fireflies are rare in the city. I haven’t seen them in a long time except when I come to the mountains, so they are a real treat. We used to see fireflies in our urban backyard when the kids were little. Too much pesticide from the city spraying for mosquitoes is not a good thing. We still have mosquitoes in the city and other bugs in abundance, but not fireflies. I’m glad they still exist here in the mountains. Twinkling lights to take me away from the Star Wars marathon to look up at the real stars in the sky. As long as it doesn’t rain….
Here are some views from my mountain balcony. It’s still hard to believe.
PS. It did rain, but afterward, I still got to see some fireflies. I’ll be heading back home Saturday morning, so please be patient with my catch up/responses.
Oh, and one more thing. As I was watching Return of the Jedi in the Star Wars Marathon, I found this on Facebook:
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July 6, 2019 at 9:34 am
Have a lovely weekend
July 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm
Thank you! You, too!
July 6, 2019 at 10:07 am
Love your mountain views and I am glad you get to enjoy the fireflies. We have had them in abundance this year. They are delightful to watch.
July 6, 2019 at 9:46 pm
Thank you. It’s a relief to know they’re still abundant in some places.
July 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Love your mountain view!
July 6, 2019 at 10:10 pm
Thanks, Rosaliene. I’m glad I took those photos, because now that I am back where I call home in the 90 degree weather, I can be sure it wasn’t just a dream.
July 6, 2019 at 1:54 pm
I miss seeing fireflies. That was a true sign of a summer evening.
July 6, 2019 at 10:16 pm
They are still flying around in some places. Maybe if you go out to the country, you’ll see some.
July 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm
I love those photos! Fireflies are such a beautiful sight in the evenings, aren’t they?
July 6, 2019 at 10:17 pm
They sure are! Absolutely delightful!
July 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm
I love the fireflies, too, though here we call em lightnin bugs. Our back 40 is a dazzling display of them right here in the city! Been a while since we had a Star Wars marathon…
July 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm
I can imagine how enchanting your back 40 must be at night with the lightnin doing their quiet fireworks.
July 15, 2019 at 8:39 pm
I’ve tried to photograph and video it, but it’s best witnessed in person 🙂
July 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm
July 20, 2019 at 2:26 am
I’m sitting there with you, relaxing, and the display of fireflies were a delight! Safe journey back and Thankyou for your stream of consciousness ❤️ love Barbara x
July 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm
I’m so glad you enjoyed this with me! ❤
September 19, 2019 at 10:47 pm
Those are nice views! Would never get tired of that view.
September 20, 2019 at 10:44 pm
Thank you, Leif. I’ve sometimes wished I had more of a mountain view, but I don’t have far to go for that, and the place is very cozy.