Dear Honey Run Friends,
Many of you will attend the numerous firework displays around your communities in celebration of July 4th, our country’s independence, and I would imagine your eyes will be dazzled with the colorful bursts in the sky with each whistling rocket launched. While these manmade marvels are exciting, I want to share with you the nightly light show that occurs here at The Inn at Honey Run almost every evening during the months of June and July.
It is the firefly extravaganza. My breath is taken away each night that I venture over to our back drive, just past the wood bridge that crosses the creek. After the short walk down the hill along the paved driveway, County Road 203 comes into vision, the trees retreat, and the pasture field appears. I turn to my right, face east, and the twinkling sensation begins. These insects, while just doing what they were made to do, create a spectacle that amazes me every time I see it. The beauty of their twinkling bodies against the deep, dark colors of the nighttime country landscape offer us a glimpse into a natural fireworks display. No photography can capture the sheer size and scope of thousands of acres twinkling high and low. I turn to look at the tree line at the edge of the forest, and the lighting show reaches the tops of the trees, giving me several hundred feet of twinkling light. Magical.
If you have the opportunity to come and enjoy the fireflies this summer, I would encourage you to make the effort. All our rooms have a flashlight you can use to walk the trail and find your way to the natural phenomenon. Once you arrive, turn off the light, and enjoy the free entertainment.
Your awestruck Innkeeper,