Aurora Tetonealis

June 20, 2011 · 8 comments

Stop me if you’ve seen this before.

We were sitting on the north porch last night, writing (me), reading (Rick), and gnawing on a bone the size of his head (Winston), when we heard the light shift.

Did you know that you can hear the crystalline sound of the Northern Lights? I only ask because it gives me a chance to say that I’m a Canadian who has lived far enough north of have actually heard them with my own ears. It’s kinda freaky, actually.

And yes, I know these weren’t Northern Lights, but they certainly had potential, light-wise speaking.

It started when the sun dipped below the horizon, and a sliver of fluorescent pink shot UP to lick the bottom of the clouds.

You have to run quickly for the camera when this kind of stuff starts shakin’ around here. Light happens fast.

It got weird…

… and weirder…

… and weirder.

And then the ballet started on the tops of the west mountains.

It was a contemporary number, with just enough Latin hip action that I think the Creative Director wove in some Zumba.

Even the mountains in the east blushed with the reflected light.

Have we mentioned lately how much we love living here?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Louise June 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Just wonderful.
Maybe some precipitation caught in the last horizontal rays. Sure made for some wonderful photos.

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scott June 22, 2011 at 4:58 am

great light

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Debra June 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

Thanks for capturing and sharing the beauty…and appreciating it’s wonder.

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Sandi Fentiman June 21, 2011 at 6:31 am

I think what you guys saw was a solar flare. I think I heard those do come through the atmosphere sometimes. I agree with Sue, they are picture worthy. I would chose either the fourth or last picture. Even though they are all beautiful.

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Sue June 21, 2011 at 3:39 am

A painting!

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Lisa June 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm

OMG – stunning.

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Gail June 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Absolutely amazing!

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zinc June 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Spectacular!

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