Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Night Sky and Northern Lights
Awesome is a word we use loosely these days, breathtaking would better describe the crystal clear nights sky of Calico.
Alaska's magic truly makes you feel what you see.
The early night was extremely calm, cold and clear, trees frozen limbs cracking in the distance the only sound. Gazing upward, the sky was holding the stars separate like oversized diamonds on charcoal velvet, tall slender spruce trees silhouette a deep cavernous black against the sky like an abstract painting.
I felt no chill in the air as I leaned against a post on the deck and heaved a contented sigh,my eyes welled up drinking in the wondrousness of it all.
A thin ribbon of green aurora appeared and grew stronger, dancing, I swear you could almost hear it laughing as it stole the canvas of the night.