A is for Aurora Borealis

"Load the car and write the note

Grab your bag and grab your coat

Tell the ones that need to know

We are headed north" - I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers

 

For The Teleidoscopes theme: Night

 

Most certainly one of the coldest photos I've done. I always seem to pick the coldest evenings to take these sorts of photos and this was no exception, my camera battery stopped working every few minutes so I would have to warm it up in my hands to get it to take a few more shots. I wish that I got to see the northern lights more often, every once in a while I can see them cresting above the hills, only briefly....still beautiful, these ones I had to add in myself but it still makes me happy to see them again.

 

I remember once in the dead of winter a few years ago I was walking home from the library and looked up while listening to Rufus Wainright singing "Hallelujah" and the sky was filled with green movement. It was like watching God paint with watercolours, the colours blended and moved and I looked over and saw a couple holding hands across the street looking up as well. It was a moment that still makes me smile inside.

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Taken on February 1, 2011
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