Friday, July 15, 2011


Congratulations to Johanne who was the first to guess correctly that my kiddos were catching fire files and to:

for winning the random drawing.  If both of you lovely ladies could e-mail me at ijr41ug @ (please, take out the spaces) with your choice of free file and the format your cutter uses, I'll send you your prize asap.

Now for a bit of Fire Fly trivia.

We have lived in the Tampa, Florida area for three years and have never seen a Fire Fly but, according to my research on the internet they can live here.  Hmm.  Why haven't we seen them?  I miss seeing fireflies and wish we could chase after them every night.

I also learned that Fire Flies are usually not found west of Kansas.  So, apparently, there are loads of less than fortunate kiddos out there who never get to see or catch one.  : (

Did you know that there are 2,000 different species of Fire Flies?  Some of them use their lights to attract a mate and, in at least one species, the female attracts a male with her light but then eats him instead of mating with him.

Instead of Fire Flies, we do have LOTS of these:

What are they?  (Yes, there are two bugs there.  They are not conjoined twins; they are mating and that plays a role in their name.  This is your only clue.)

You got that right; another contest.  The first person with the right guess will win their choice of a free file and all the people who guess will go into another random drawing to win their choice of free file too.

Please comment here, but only once. (Please keep in mind that I have this blog set to moderate comments.  Your comment will appear after I check my e-mail and publish the comment.  This keeps the spammers at bay).  You have until Monday when I blog again to submit your guess.

Happy Creative Time!


sharonscraps said...

Is it a palmetto bug?

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

Love bugs? *VBG*

Trisha said...

Hmmm, my son tells me those are love bugs! Could it really be? BTW, love all those firefly pictures.

Human to Bear, Boris & Tasha said...

Ha Ha, they are called love bugs .......what a silly name for a bug

Johanne said...

Thank you Ileana. I am thrilled to have won the contest. This came to my head soon as I saw the picture. We have fire flies where we live in the Laurentians, Quebec. I remember years ago, my children and their cousins were so excited looking at fire flies dancing and the light glowing in our backyard. They would catch them and then release them. Great souvenirs!

bzyPTmom said...

I bet these two are "lovebugs". Don't look very lovely though1

Barracudasue said...

Pimento bugs. I'm sure I didn't spell that right but when my parents lived in Fl. they had TONS of these ugly things in and around their home. ICK!

Keepsakes-by-design said...

I know and there was a film of the same name which starred a Volkswagen Beetle

OH I am sure I will get in trouble for giving you another clue He He ssh dont tell her

2KutiesGrandma said...

Definitely love bugs! So glad that love bug season is finally over in Florida. I got darned tired of washing my car every other day.

Patti said...

If you live in the city, the reason you've probably never seen fireflies around is that most large cities use pesticides to keep the mosquito population down in the cities. Unfortunately, this also kills off the firefly population, as well. We've just seen an increase in the firefly population here in the last two years. It's due to the fact that they quit spraying the pesticides as part of the city's budget cuts. Nowadays, our yard is alight with fireflies after dark. It reminds me of the way it was when I was young. Many a summer night was spent with a jar and a yard full of fireflies.

Julie said...

They are lovebugs. I never knew much about fireflies, thanks for peeking my interest. Some of them are rather complex creatures...It was an interesting google search. Thanks!!

Lisa said...

I remember those love bugs from camping trips with my family when I was a kid.
In Maryland, our newest bug problem is the stink bug. Hope they don't spread all the way south!