Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold.
Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold.

~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”

These ones were my favourites from the entire shoot but unfortunately the forest was tired of the sun and the lower parts of the forest were quite dark to shoot in, and we were relying on natural lighting!

Photographer: Kendra Morgan Photography
Model: Spiralight Cosplay (Mithrildis)

Fav Summer things
  • Aries:music festivals and outdoor events all the way
  • Taurus:family barbecues, camping & fishing
  • Gemini:catching fireflies at night... it's magical
  • Cancer:roast marshmallows to make s’mores
  • Leo:tanning tanning tanning tanning tanni-
  • Virgo:watermelon!!
  • Libra:hammock naps...
  • Scorpio:running the most successful lemonade stand
  • Capricorn:lying on the grass alone stargazing
  • Aquarius:collect the prettiest, strangest seashells
  • Pisces:swimming and floating along in a pool, ocean, river, bathtub

Long Exposure Photos Of Fireflies in Japan

By Yume Cyan (photos 1-6)  and Yuki Karo (photos 7-10)

According to Wikipedia, there are more than 2,000 species of fireflies, but despite their name, only some species produce adults that glow. These lightning bugs produce the most efficient light in the world – nearly 100 percent of the energy in the chemical reaction is emitted as light.
You can usually take such surreal photographs during the rainy seasons, from June to July, when fireflies mate after thunderstorms.

Via BoredPanda: 1 | 2


the japanese word for firefly is hotaro, which is thought to derive from ho taru, which literally means ‘to drip fire’. there are about two thousand species of firefly, but japan is notable for its two aquatic species, the genji and heike. only ten species are known to be aquatic in their larval stage. 

despite the swarm of fireflies (known as a firefly contest) seen here, their numbers in japan are dropping due to pesticide use, which kills the river snails that firefly larvae eat. (click pic or link for photo x, x, x, xx, x, x. see also previous firefly posts)