Day 183: Something Beautiful—La Lucciola

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Sun dried sheets was the beautiful thing I wanted to share today, but there are no images that convey the warm, sweet smell and soft, wind blown loveliness of bed sheets line dried. A seasonal love like BLTs, fresh strawberry shortcake, rain on steaming walks, and la lucciola—fireflies. I posted earlier in anticipation but have been thoroughly enchanted since they showed up about a week ago.

By day they portend a household invasion of annoyance. Not dramatic nor beautiful. But when night descends, they light up the sky. A tiny glow in the big dark backyard—like a tiny satellite speeding across the vast night sky. Glorious. Glorioso.

firefly

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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