I went out this week to see if I could see the Northern Lights that were possibly going to occur. (The colour in the sky close to the ground above is from city lights and parking lots in Lakefield, Young’s Point and Burleigh Falls.)
As with the meteor shower in December, I went with camera and tripod at the ready but didn’t get the celestial light show I’d hoped for.
I wasn’t disappointed, though. It was a brilliantly clear night and warm enough to be comfortable standing out for over an hour.
I got lots of pictures with trails from airplanes and passing cars.
And of course, the ever present yet always magical star field that hovers over us. (The brightness on the horizon here is Peterborough.)
So deep. So mysterious. So fascinating and beautiful.
The Northern Lights might be evasive, but we’ll always have the stars.