Well despite my various electronic calamities this week there have been some awesome meteorological goings on! The Merry Dancers (aurora/Northern Lights) have been giving wonderful displays over the last couple of nights. I haven't cracked how to take photos of them yet so will rely on others. Premysl Fojtu, a local photographer, takes some very evocative and stunning images and he is happy for me to share these.
The one above show a
And this panorama.....
Stunning images! I love seeing the lights. Though there is a lot of light pollution from Stromness so I have to go out the front of the house where that is blocked off so that I can really see the aurora.
Interestingly in recent years I've developed a fear of being outside in the dark. Irrational I know. I always have a good torch with me and I know where obstacles might be. But still.... so it's a bit of a challenge for me to stand outside even for this display, but I'm determined to conquer my fear! At the moment I can last 3 minutes outside, hoping I can extend that! Though obviously the weather has to be appropriate - ha!