Saturday, September 19, 2009

Polar lights -

"Reflecting Light From the Northern Sky"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"... the stars are putting on their glittering belts ...
they throw around their shoulders cloaks that flash
like a great shadow’s last embellishment ..."
- Wallace Stevens

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5 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

Aurora borealis is sometimes seen in the south of Finland too, not only in Lapland. They say that you can hear the northern lights, they fill the air with quiet but hear able hum. I've never heard them, and seen them only from a distance.

5:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

I have only seen these lights once on a plane going back to NY with Marie.

We had just attended the funeral of my beloved maternal gradmother whose first name is Aurora.

Great effect in your image - regards

8:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
These fabulous lights are seen here but occasionally. The last time was in my 30's when I lived in a high rise apartment building ... it was quite a show. :)

John:
Thanks, John, and, as above in my reply to Susu, they're something to see. I'm hoping for an encore one of these days.

2:53 PM  
Blogger layers said...

One of my favorite poets... and the lights in the sky-- I have never seen anything like that-- amazing.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

layers:
I have to admit taking some artistic license with the sky; but, you do get to see the Northern Lights where you are on occasion don't you?

6:57 AM  

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