Monday, July 26, 2010

Under the Northern Night Sky....

We just got home from a fun weekend camping with friends. Got the camper unpacked, took a bath, and noticed the 9:30 pm view from my kitchen window had a surreal color cast to it. So I stepped outside to check it out, looked to the east (note I said EAST, this is not a sunset), then ran back in to grab a camera....

These photos are straight out of my point-and-shoot Fuji Finepix camera, shot on auto mode, and not enhanced or altered in any way....

Then since I was standing on my driveway in my pj's, I went around to the backyard and saw THIS.....

and Oh MY, THIS.....

I hollered for everyone to come out and look, the kids freaked OUT!

Is this not the most amazing sky you've ever seen? I mean, I've seen some beautiful prairie sunsets, some gorgeous rainbows, and some scary summer storm clouds...but I've never seen an eastern night sky like this one.
I miss living in the country where we could get a 360 degree view, I really hate storm season in town because I can't see what's coming.  As beautiful as this Alberta summer sky is, I'm kind of glad these were drifting
away from us.

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  1. Wow, Lorrinda that is the most incredible sky I've ever seen. Very beautiful but very eerie too. I'm marvelling at the fact too that although you say it is 9:30pm that it is still effectively daylight outside! we are in complete darkness here by 6pm in the winter and about 7pm in the summer.

  2. Wow. That is awesome!!! I have never seen anything like that.

  3. WOW!!!! That is amazing! So glad you were able to take those shots and share it with us. Thanks!
    Hugs & Blessings

  4. Wow! What an awesome sight to catch with your camera! Beautiful!


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