Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

Northern Lights Iceland

“Narrow swirls of light would sweep across the great dome of sky, then hang there like vapour trails…. Lights would flicker brightly in the west, then vanish in an instant and reappear a moment later behind me, as if teasing me.”            Bill Bryson – ‘Neither here Nor there’

It seems to me that there are few things that when we see them seem to provide an uplifting, almost outer edge spiritual experience, are difficult to explain why and unusually excites and arouses.

A dolphin under the bow of the boat or a field of nodding sunflowers for example and to this short list I am going to add the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights, that phenomenon of the Arctic skies that is elusive and ethereal, one of the great, timeless thrills of travel, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that is guaranteed to send viewers into certain orgasmic ecstasy or miraculously transform them into lyrical poets.

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9 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

  1. Thank you so much for telling us about the Northern lights and for the photos. Regards.

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  2. Very cool

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  3. Pure magic these lights. As a kid in Canada I took them forgranted on the prairies. Such a gorgeous photo.

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  4. Even when I was a kid, I appreciated the Aurora Borealis experience: surreal, ethereal, breathtaking.

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