Photo from ADN.com.
Everyone’s been talking about the Northern Lights. I’ve been in Alaska all of my life, more or less, and sometimes folks ask Why? Of course it’s easy to say the scenery, the lifestyle, and such. Often living here is a struggle- Gas is close to $7/gallon, a gallon of milk will cost you ten bucks, and going to the movie is 400 miles away. But if you ask me, its the Sky. Throughout the year the Sky is the one thing that I enjoy the most. In the summer there is no dark and in the winter there is little light. And then the Northern Lights appear and are sometimes so dramatic as to set you speechless.
The last two nights have had spectacular displays. Musher running into the night have undoubtedly been awestruck to move through the magical movements. They are so bright that with the full moon we have, the night is lit up in green and blue. Pardon my tangent, but it is worth mentioning.