Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cold, snow, and lights

It was below zero this morning (I am trying not to remember how much, thank you) and it did manage to make up to four little degrees above zero today. It started snowing around ten this morning and hasn't stopped yet. Hubband, being the sweetie that he is, shoveled the driveway while I fixed dinner. Due to the fact that he worked at home today, it was pristine, un-driven on, non-packed snow, so probably much easier to shovel than it would have been otherwise. After dinner it was time for Hubband and Simon to head out on their walk, and Sadie insisted on going too (some days she wants to go, some days she doesn't). She also was very insistent that she wanted me to go along, so Hubband and I bundled up and off we went. As we headed up the road from the driveway, we were trying to figure out why there were a couple of those huge lights that are used to advertise to the west of us. After we walked a bit and got past the forest, we realized that it wasn't lamps. We noticed that there were more columns of lights, some brighter than others and they fanned out all around us. We were dazzled by Aurora Borealis on our walk in the snow, an it was well worth the trip.

8 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Oh man! That's one of the things that I would love to see. Absolutely amazing...and the science behind it...wow. Wish I could have been there.

Try to stay warm!

bruce said...

Now you know why Sadie wanted to go and you with her... smart doggie

Channon said...

Beautiful. Glad Sadie insisted...

They do know these things, I'm sure of it.

Laura said...

Oh!! I am soooo jealous!

momlee said...

Big payoff for being where it's so cold!!! I wish I could see it! Good for Sadie to be so smart.

Guinifer said...

We had snowdogs the other day!

DTE said...

... we had cloud cover all night.

Anita said...

Oh I bet that was just beautiful! I saw the Northern Lights once when I was off Canada's coast when I was stationed on a ship in the USCG.... it was one of the most amazing things that I've ever seen.