The Northern Lights over southern Alberta

Aurora Borealis above the forest  - © Christopher Martin-5571

I live in a forest community along the Elbow River near Bragg Creek in Alberta.  I often enjoy watching the stars against the silhouette of the trees.  When I saw the Aurora Borealis begin to shade the northern sky once dusk’s afterglow darkened, I raced around to set up my gear on the deck.

Redwood Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5561

It turned out to be a very active aurora and I had a couple of hours to watch the colors ripple across different parts of the northern sky.  The beauty above was met in equal measure by the sounds of the crickets and birds and the relaxed touch of a warm, summer wind.

Redwood Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5643-2

The time drifted by without any ties to an actual clock and I felt pleasantly ensconced in my own little world.  The Northern Lights seem to have that effect on me.

Redwood Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5612

6 responses

  1. Frazee

    wow… nice colors

    July 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm

  2. Superbes photos. Ca ferait de magnifiques fonds d’écrans pour l’ordinateur !
    Puis-je mettre vos photos sur mon Blog ?
    Nathalie B

    July 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

  3. Beautiful! And description and pictures! 🙂

    June 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

  4. Absolutely magical, Christopher. Fantastic night images. Lucky you!

    June 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

  5. Reblogged this on lakeso.

    June 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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