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Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

June 26th, 2011

The difference between the almost right word
and the right word is really a large matter.
It’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain in a letter to George Bainton, 10/15/1888

Kind of like snapping a photo at just the right time! I love it when the lightning bugs are out and about. Earlier this week I started to see them in the front yard, too bad they’re spraying for mosquitos in our development next week so that will kill a good number of them.

Do you have lightning bugs in your area?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.