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HOWDY FOLKS!

First time thread posting but i just had to share this! in a remote spot in the smoky mountains there is a species of firefly that have synchronized their flash! depending on the date they flash different. when i was there last saturday they were flashing in waves!! if you looked left as far as you could you could see the first blink in the wave. then follow the wave as far right as you could see.. each firefly would flash 6 times. so they would make 6 waves!! then the entire area would be dark for about 10 or so seconds. then it would start all over. GOD does some wonderful light shows!!

Jim : )

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Hey Jim,

Several years ago I took a group of city kids camping. As we were putting up our cooking supplies and getting ready for a devotion, one girl walked over to me scared half to death. She asked me who was that in the woods with small flashlights?

It provided an opportunity to speak to her about the Light of the world as well as the small flashlights in the woods.

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When I was a teen (HUNDREDS of years ago, it seems) our youth group at church went to Appalachia to work on some homes and churches one summer. We stayed in a school while there for the week and at dusk we'd go out and watch the fireflys... Seemed like millions of them. We got the bright idea, one night, to catch a jar full of them and, after lights-out, set them free in our room. We didn't get much sleep that night since they kept the room lit up like daylight all night... :)

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Punctuation. Too much? lol

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I wonder if there is a song called "The dance of the firefly" God's light show is second to none....He's the master of sequencing. Man is fair to good at it...... but God is prefect at it.

Hmmmm, waves of 6 times eh, and about a few second pause.....hmmm you started me to thinking. Instead of total darkness a fellow could have one lonely light on then wham it comes at you again..

Oh well I shall find a song and see what I can do.

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if memory serves (and it doesn't always) fireflys use their lights to communicate and use various patterns of lights at different times of thier life cycles

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if memory serves (and it doesn't always) fireflys use their lights to communicate and use various patterns of lights at different times of their life cycles

I wonder is science every recorded those "various patterns of lights"?

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Yes, He does! Fire files are so cool. My kids love to catch them when we go to the mountains.

HOWDY FOLKS!

First time thread posting but i just had to share this! in a remote spot in the smoky mountains there is a species of firefly that have synchronized their flash! depending on the date they flash different. when i was there last saturday they were flashing in waves!! if you looked left as far as you could you could see the first blink in the wave. then follow the wave as far right as you could see.. each firefly would flash 6 times. so they would make 6 waves!! then the entire area would be dark for about 10 or so seconds. then it would start all over. GOD does some wonderful light shows!!

Jim : )

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HOWDY FOLKS!

First time thread posting but i just had to share this! in a remote spot in the smoky mountains there is a species of firefly that have synchronized their flash! depending on the date they flash different. when i was there last saturday they were flashing in waves!! if you looked left as far as you could you could see the first blink in the wave. then follow the wave as far right as you could see.. each firefly would flash 6 times. so they would make 6 waves!! then the entire area would be dark for about 10 or so seconds. then it would start all over. GOD does some wonderful light shows!!

Jim : )

Yea but can he synchronize to Wizards? ;)

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yes these fireflys are known to science.. they were discovered in the mid 80's (became known to science) you can google elkmont synchonized fireflys . they do this during their mating season and then die.. the males fly while the females stay on the ground during the flashing.. i think these only exists in a few places around the world. its a wonderful site to see!! here is one link that i had found ...as it says you can only view these at one place in the western hemisphere!! HERE : )

Appalachian Voice - The Synchronous Fireflies of Elkmont

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Yea but can he synchronize to Wizards? ;)

What will that prove? Are we trying to limits God's power? After all He synchronized the Universe to run perfectly, then man ruins it. Man can't make things to run down here very well.

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What will that prove? Are we trying to limits God's power? After all He synchronized the Universe to run perfectly, then man ruins it. Man can't make things to run down here very well.

"It's a joke son, ya missed it" - Foghorn Leghorn

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"It's a joke son, ya missed it" - Foghorn Leghorn

I read that at 2:30am so I guess my funny bone was in a bad mood. I just been home from work for 15 minutes, nonetheless I am sorry that my tounge was wrapped around my I tooth and I couldn't see what I was saying. Even tough I am deaffer than a wood pecker in hail storm in my old age.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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While living in Puerto Rico, my family visited a small village just outside of Ponce, PR called La Puerta. There you would wait until dark, enter a small boat and drift a short ways off shore in the bay area. When you would splash the water, the micro-organizism would light up and move quickly through the water, much like the fireflies. They would only light up when disturbed. We place some water in a jar and saw these close up. Such a marvel - and part of God's great universe.

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