Fireflies at Dusk

https://youtu.be/C2J6dGUkZeQ One of the simple pleasures of summer (I realize June 17th is technically not summer, but when it's a sultry 100 degrees in the shade, it's close enough) is watching the fireflies. Fireflies, a.k.a. lightning bugs, are pretty amazing. Like tiny, flashing glowsticks, these cute little creatures can make the night sky seem a … Continue reading Fireflies at Dusk

It’s Porch Season

Spring is here, and throughout Southern Illinois, people are looking for excuses to be outside in the warmer weather. One way to do this is by making some easy updates to your outdoor living space. I recently decided to tackle a few improvements to our front porch. My kids, and even my daughter's boyfriend, helped … Continue reading It’s Porch Season