Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Northern Lights

Five years ago today I set foot on Canadian soil, or should I say snow, for the first time. And on that very same night I saw the most incredible natural phenomenon I have ever seen and maybe will ever see: The Northern Lights.

They are simply spectacular. During my year and a half mission, I only saw them twice. Once that first night I arrived while driving in a blizzard from Manitoba to Saskatchewan. And the second, while driving home from a teaching appointment in rural Warroad, Minnesota.

It was truly a spiritual experience to watch the colors dance and wave across the sky. It was as if God had a paint brush and decided to paint the sky in shades of greens, pinks, purples and yellows. I hope everyone has an opportunity to see this incredibly unbelievable sight at least once in their lifetime!

3 comments:

Kim said...

That is truly something I've always wanted to witness in my lifetime...maybe someday...
Those photos are amazing!

McLove said...

That is amazing. Looks unreal.

charity said...

amen. it is totally surreal and i felt like i was in some fantasy flick; half expected a dragon to fly through the sky the first time i saw aurora borealis :). only the lucky few!