This is a time-lapse photo of fireflies, taken by the Japanese amateur photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu. You can see more of his photos in this month's issue of Smithsonian or at their on-line magazine.
I love fireflies. What kid - girl or boy - doesn't love to capture them, just for a while, in a jar and watch their fascinating light? What adult doesn't want to do the same thing? Frank and I did it in our meadow and woods when we lived in rural upstate New York. We had a hard time of it though because the fireflies seemed to get scarcer and scarcer each year.
Butterflies are enchantment on wings in the sunshine.
fireflies are enchantment for an early summer evening.