Sure enough, the Northern Lights were putting on a positively spectacular light show! I stood there in amazement, I had never seen such a performance. Waves dancing this way and that, and the occasional green, pink and purple light flashing and changing before my eyes.
I knew that I couldn't keep the experience to myself, so I flew into the house to awaken my son and he agreed that he needed to witness the northern light ball.
After several minutes the lights in the dance hall continued to flap and flash some more. We knew my husband needed to join us too. He agreed to join us!
All four of us stood there in amazement. The only sounds were a dog and a coyote yelping in the distance, and the occasional snort from our horses. The sights and peace were breathtaking.
Suddenly, I heard a familiar meow. It was one I hadn't heard for about four months. Could that be one of our favourite cats, Fluffy? While I fussed with my camera trying to figure out how to take photographs of the heavenly light show, my husband and son wandered off to see if the meowing was indeed Fluffy. Sure enough, it was him!!!!! What a miracle.
We thought he was a goner. He disappeared during a horrible snow storm. After several months he had finally returned! Yippee!
Fluffy's brother, Jacques Cartier, was delighted to see him. He sprinted to him and nuzzled him and they began to lick each other and weave in and out against each other! After the excitement, my son and husband tiredly dragged their weary bodies back inside to bed and I remained outside with my dog.
Feeling brave and inspired, I remained outside till the sun began to rise and the dawn's chorus began.
My photos are not that clear, but I decided to share them anyways.
Now that I kind of know what I am doing, I will try again soon. This morning I ventured out again, but there were too many clouds and there was lightning.
I have never personally seen such colour and movement of the Northern Lights. Usually the sightings have been white light for a few moments on a cold crisp winter's night, not hours of lights dancing in colourful display on a June summer's morning! What a way to begin my first day of summer holidays! The Northern Lights were positively spectacular!