Saturday, February 14, 2009

Northern Lights

This morning at 4 AM i watched the Northern lights for a while. I haven't seen them for a long time. No colors, just white light swirling around the stars. No great symphonies, but moving fast enough to be a song.

Today i went to the farm again, to go for a ski with Virginia. I am happy to tell that i could keep up with her today.
And her Elk stayed around long enough for me to get some pictures. They are getting used to their confinement again I suppose. When Virginia whistles at them they stop and listen. These are the Elk of the Takhini Elk herd. (On the Internet you can read more about them, if you want)

The skiing was wonderful, -20 C, this morning we woke up with 34 C below, which i have to admit, was kind of shock again.
Today there are crystals in the air. While talking and skiing i didn't see them.
But when i am all quiet and kind of look sideways, there they are, tiny, tiny diamonds in the sun light

On our ski we did see this; a little fox probably camped out here for a night. Digging a hole down to the grass.


Faith said...

I haven't seen the Northern Lights for years and years. Even without the colors, I am sure they must have been breathtaking.

You really make me want to get out of the house and go walking! All your photos are so beautiful. The sun was out here today, and my brother came with his family for a Valentine's Day visit. We did walk around town...It was pretty, but I think tomorrow I will get out into the woods! You inspire me!

Cicero Sings said...

I haven't seen the Northern lights since I was a little kid and we lived up in Taylor ... near Ft. St. John.

I'll have to read up on the Takhini Elk herd.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Wow, interesting last photo. And that is "deep" snow country. Must be fun to watch the lights ...

aria said...

Wow, you have seen the Northern Lights... Even if they don't had the colours, it must have been beautiful.
Nice picture of the elks!
And like Faith says, you inspire me to go outside and enjoy the fresh air!