I had just changed into my pyjamas for the night when going back upstairs, I thought I'd take a step out on my porch just to see. Just to make sure I wasn't going to regret staying in (which you will every single time, by the way). And there she was, barely visible to the eye... The sky was still bright twilight, which means I had a little bit of time, but it did also mean I had to get back out of my cozy pyjamas to essentially bathe myself in bug spray. All of which I did. 

I never know how to describe a night of the northern lights with cloud, but it's always, always one of my favourite nights. There's something extraordinarily special about this interaction to me, and tonight, the aurora moved gently, pulsed gently, and curtained gently for, no surprise, hours and hours and hours. It was just magnificent. Even while the aurora had stepped aside for a few moments and it was just the glass lake, twilight sky, and half lit clouds - it's worth the experience a thousand times over, but when you started to see that faint green band shimmer, it was just something else. I'm extremely eager for those long, cold, dark winter nights on frozen lakes in January, but it's sure going to be hard to let these autumn auroras go...

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