Whenever I see the northern lights, I am reminded of why we chose to live and work so far away from from urban society.
I took this photo last night in our backyard. I had decided to brave the cold, and trudged through the 5 foot-deep snow behind our house with my camera and tripod. At first there was nothing, but the sky was clear and starry, so I just lay in the snow and gazed up at the sky… and then, just like that, a few green streaks appeared over the northern horizon. Adrien came out to join me, with the baby monitor in his pocket, and we watched in silence and in awe. They only lasted a few minutes, and the sky returned to normal. But it felt like a gift…. like they had come out just for us. Magic!
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
ps: for any of you Montrealers out there, this photo is going to be shown on the 6 o'clock news tonight on Radio Canada, during the meteorology report with my friend Pascal Yiacouvakis (at 6:57pm to be exact).