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Thread #90257 Message #1709768
Posted By: Nancy King
03-Apr-06 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: seeing the Northern lights
Subject: RE: BS: seeing the Northern lights
When I was a kid I saw them in northwestern Pennsylvania. My older cousins woke me up in the middle of the night, wrapped me in a blanket and took me outside to watch. Amazing.
The best time was 30 or 40 years ago at my family's cottage on Sebago Lake in southwestern Maine. The display went on for hours, and was absolutely spectacular! Curtains, rays, different colors, all shimmering and moving, and all reflected in the lake. I tried to draw it, but somehow it wasn't the same.... I'll never forget it!
Five years or so ago I was at the cottage and watching the 11 pm news on TV when they said there were reports of northern lights, especially in the lake region. I was not dressed, and was in the middle of doing something I couldn't just drop, so I told myself when I finished that task I'd put on some clothes and go outside. But I finished the task, and went to bed, forgetting all about going outside. The next day the papers and TV were rhapsodizing about how wonderful the display had been. I really kicked myself over that!