I finally did get out on the deck the other night where something caught my eye and made me think. It was a lightening bug. (Some people call them "fire flies".) Bigify the picture to get a look at one all lit up.
See what I mean? You never even see them fly by and then all of a sudden they light up right in mid air. Fascinating!
Where do they get that light? Do they have little headlights in them that light up for a few seconds and then turn off? How are lightening bugs powered? Do they have miniature batteries in them? If so, where do they charge these little batteries? Lightening bugs can't keep buying new batteries since they don't have any money, so they must have battery charging stations hidden somewhere where they can go during the day to get recharged. That would explain why we don't see them in the daytime. They are at the recharging station. This makes perfect sense. I know they can't possibly all have extension cords that long. What do you think? Any ideas?