Vol XVIII – #144 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #6305 Photo: LR_8-27-2018
Aurora Good Harbor-7738

Northern lights dance over Whaleback


Aurora Good Harbor People-7727

Bonfire, moonlight, and northern lights: a star-studded setting, Good Harbor Beach, Saturday evening.

On Saturday, I headed over to Good Harbor beach (651) because it looked like the northern lights just might be putting on a display. It was also cloudy with an almost-full moon illuminating the night sky. It was a quintessential up north evening, with a calm Lake Michigan, and a perfect moment for a beach bonfire and conversation. I approached the group at the fire and asked if I could put them in the foreground of the photo, with the northern lights in the background, and they asked why they couldn’t see the lights. I pointed into the northern sky at a vague arc and said it didn’t look like much, but those are the northern lights and they show up with a 30-second exposure. The brief conversation made me ponder how often we see or miss seeing the natural beauty that surrounds us, depending upon how our eyes adjust? 
Stooges Reel-4294

Putting the net reel onto the Joy (it’s heavy).

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John Frank
John Frank
5 years ago

Amen to seeing/missing the natural beauty that surrounds us. I suggest the same is true of the sounds (and smells) of nature. I find also that as all my senses “age” I need to pay (and I am paying) more careful attention to avoid missing natures beautiful sensations.

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin
5 years ago

Joy looks as though she could stand another paint job.