Sunday, July 23, 2006

This is what I see...


from my backyard!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we can view the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) from our very own backyard! When I lived in Toronto, I used to think I'd have to venture all the way to Yellowknife to see this amazing natural phenomenon.

I can just sit out in a lawn chair, glance up into the sky, and be dazzled by nature's very own fireworks. I have seen them several times in my two years on the island. The best viewing time (as far as I've seen) has got to be from August to sometime in the winter. The skies are much crisper then too and there's all kinds of neat activity going on in the sky then. I've only ever seen the greeny-blue lights. I'd love to see some vibrant pinks and purples someday.

To be honest, my first experience seeing the Northern Lights was the first summer I moved up to the island. I didn't even know they were Northern Lights at all! I was awakened by these bright, flashing lights and I peered out the window to see these lights dancing all over the sky! I totally had no clue what was going on and as funny as it sounds, I thought they were aliens! Hey...I was half asleep, okay??! :) After a friend told me what they were, I felt silly. They are spectacular and I wish everyone gets a chance to experience seeing them in their lifetime. Beautiful

PS. The photos aren't mine. The photographer's name's on them though. They are such pretty photos.

2 comments:

Jill said...

wow, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

you actually see that from where you are?! Neat-o!!! I'm heading over there!

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