Last night my Northern Lights software app alarm went off at 3 am. A quick look out the window confirmed that the rain I had heard earlier than evening had moved out of the area. Thus, by 3:15 am I was dressed and driving north to Boulder Lake. This remote lake is about 25 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota. While I did not get any pictures of birds while at the lake, shortly before the false dawn at 5 am I heard loons calling out mournfully through the darkness during a particularly bright display of the Aurora Borealis. The lights truly shined and danced last night.
LOL at myself. The first photo … the selfie of myself … was taken when it was only 48F outside. In my rush to leave the house last night I only threw on shorts, a t-shirt and a cotton sweater vest. Twas a bit cool hanging out on the lakeshore! Thankfully I had a blanket in the car in which I had wrapped myself. I guess Fall has arrived. Need to dress warmer.
Bird photography will come later today after a short nap!
Northern Lights on August 27, 2014 over Boulder Lake in Northern Minnesota