Lightning bugs & bears

It is a hot summer night and the fireflies and bears are out in my neighborhood. I caught a glimpse of one of the latter, ambling into a side yard two houses from mine, after I heard dogs barking and my neighbors across the street yelling at something to get out of their garbage. 

As for the lightning bugs, they generally go about their business unremarked, singly in the shadows. We used to have more fireflies and fewer bears, but this is the fourth bear I’ve seen this year and fireflies are few.

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