The Northern Lights

The earth put on an extraordinary natural light show last night, here in da UP of Michigan.

Once alerted that Earth’s TV had turned up the volume, we sprinted outside.  Found ourselves gawking, straight up, in wonderment at a sky bursting with stars covered gently with green flickering elongated cloud-like glow of lights, asking “how does this happen?”  Every few minutes we’d have to look down for fear of looking up more might make our head detach from our spine and roll backwards to the ground.  “If that happens tomorrow, ok, but not tonight.”

The sky was clear.  Thousands of stars shimmered down amoungst the cloud-ray-like Northern Lights that were a faded green in color.  A deep red filled the sky to the northwest, tho trees filled our clear view of that crimson burn. (see the link below for photos of last night)

We watched the lights with splendor, seeing it pulsate to the earths beat, a rhythm we’ll never understand (definition of Aurora).  A display far beyond words or descriptors.  The designs as if Mother Nature took a light, refracted it through a mason jar upon the sky with a smooth but random flicker.  In five seconds the light would be changed, moving, streaking, bunching, or completly gone.  Then back again, pulsating saying “another reminder of how beautiful this place really is.  Please love it with all you have.  And remember, YOU-ARE-SO-SMALL.”

I agree with Mother Nature.  Show me a sunrise/sunset combo every day and I’d be complete for life.  Seeing nature work its wonder is a mysterious beauty that lures me.  But this, this light show, in the sky, capped off the night, with a meteor streaking through the green pulsating glow of lights, with a burning tail one-fourth the sky long, in fiery to catch up.  The crowd that had gathered outside screamed in pleasure.  Clapped.  And cheered!

These pictures are not mine, but they are similar to what we were seeing last night.  Here’s an article about Michigans light show last night.

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I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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3 Responses to The Northern Lights

  1. Jocelyn/Zuni says:

    May I use the word AWESOME here Hailee?! AWESOME.
    I was fortunate enough to see a spectacular light show in Juneau, Alaska years ago. We had taken a skiff out to a rustic cabin on the edge of the channel and that evening the colors in the night sky had us in mesmorizing awe. Another show while camping near lake Superior…and another in Vermont.

    Today on my way to work it really seemed I drove through the end of a rainbow that was resting on the interstate. I’m hoping it’s a sign of the end of a dark cloud that has been hovering above me. I think it may be. 🙂

    • haileerustad says:

      Heck yes you can use AWESOME!!! IT was AWESOME! You said it best “mesmorizing awe”

      Life works in mysterious ways, tho I think there are signs like rainbows and the northern lights that help lead the way in times of question or dark clouds.

      How is Vermont this time of year?

      • Jocelyn/Zuni says:

        The last of the fall colors are hanging on in Vermont. We’ve transitioned to the browns, copper, hints of remaining red and yellow. Similar to the colors in your photos of Michigan (which were beautiful by the way!)

        Glad you got to MI again. 😉 Have you ever made your way to Vermont?

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