The aurora dances behind a pioneer homestead on the Alberta prairies.
After a stay of five months in New Mexico I arrived back in Alberta earlier this week, and was greeted tonight, April 15, with a display of Northern Lights. They’ve been very active in the last month, but I’ve seen nothing of them from where I was in New Mexico.
But here in southern Alberta, I just walk out onto my back deck and there they are! An email alert prompted me to have a look, after predictions earlier in the day called for little activity tonight. But indicators picked up nicely late in the evening.
I headed to an abandoned pioneer homestead near my acreage. A photogenic foreground always adds to the scene.
A little further down the road is a prairie pond, ruffled a little by wind tonight, blurring the reflection I was hoping to capture.
It’s nice to be back under the Northern Lights. Bring them on!
– Alan, April 16, 2015 / © 2015 Alan Dyer / www.amazingsky.com