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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pics Kate, I don't think I have ever seen Northern Lights this beautiful. robbie

Anonymous said...

Love the blog Kate. Looks like you guys are doing well. It's great to check in and see what's happening with y'all.
Matt Nelson

Kate Rorke & Andy Bassich said...

THANKS Robbie and Matt.
I am loving writing this blog, I have so much to tell.Keep reading and I will keep writing.Feel free to pass it on to you're friends.
Kate

Wanda said...

Your blog is fascinating Kate. These photos literally brought tears to my eyes they are so beautiful!! Please do keep writing, I look forward to reading more. Wanda

Kate Rorke said...

Thank you Wanda...I will be posting new stories sooo much to write about. I could be typing all day.But I have tons of chores that have to be done so I write in my head then feverishly put it to paper.

inked4life said...

Great pics. I was lucky enough to see the lights a couple of times when I lived in Calgary, Canada. These look a little more on the spectacular side though

Titania said...

WOW Looks like you are living a very exciting live Kate.. very interesting and beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing....