A big contingent of our family has been traveling to and from Hawaii since January. Tomorrow, six more make the jaunt across the pacific. I think Alaska decided to show off and show us just what makes HER so special.
Alaska may not have palm trees and beaches, but we had a light show like none I've seen before. It STARTED early in the night - around 8:30 p.m. We stayed up and watched. The girls headed to bed about 10:30. I headed to bed at 11:30 and Michael stayed up until 4:30. I got UP at 4:30 and they were still dancing across the sky. Whites and greens are the norm. We had pinks and even some reds last night!
Photos are hard to catch. One thing that irritates me about northern light photos is how many of them are edited to the point they look nothing like what you SEE when you look outside. Often, one sees wispy and white cloud-like pillars which show up green on the camera...but last night and this morning they were green, pink and red without the aid of a camera, filter, or editing program. I could enhance these photos Michael took and make them even more spectacular - but I'm not going to. Here they are as we saw them - no filters or enhancements. I did note lightening the color makes the pinks show up more....so I lightened the VERY last one so the pinks show...but we saw pinks on black next to green...and zillions of stars as we stood outside in our yard.
Then, the lights began dancing and changing colors. They danced across the sky, along mountain ridges...it was amazing.