'Then came the northern lights–drifts of pale fire over the sky– spears of light, as of empyrean armies– pale, elusive hosts retreating and advancing. Emily lay and watched them in rapture. Her soul was washed pure in that great bath of splendour…Such moments come rarely into any life, but when they do come they are inexpressibly wonderful– as if the finite were for a second infinity– as if humanity were for a space uplifted into divinity– as if all ugliness had vanished, leaving only flawless beauty.'
I wasn't sure what I'd write about to accompany these photos or if I was going to write anything. But then I stumbled on the L. M. Montgomery quote above, and thought it was rather neat. I do have to admit that even though I'm a fan of Montgomery's books (especially when I was younger), I've not read the Emily trilogy from which the quote is from. I love revisiting childhood favourites so a trip to the library might be in order! I've also been loving the amount of aurora borealis happening this winter since the sky's been green and purple on pretty much every clear night. This is a collection of photos from a few nights I've been able to catch some fairly nice shots and there's northern lights again tonight which might lure me outside again. No matter how often I see them I cannot get enough. They will always just be so beautiful. Makes me feel quite lucky to be able to see them so often.