Out With A Bang
Out With A Bang

New Year's Eve 2015 in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Happy New Year, Everyone! 12.31.15

Aurora Safari
Aurora Safari

The rare orange aurora appeared for a short time during this amazing moonless night south of Fort McMurray, AB 10.10.15  #NorthernLights, #YMM, 

Heart of Edmonton
Heart of Edmonton

The amazing sky-line of Edmonton, Alberta is enhanced during a raining evening 11.01.15

May I Have This Dance
May I Have This Dance

The milky way was incredible as it moved through the sky ... the Aurora Borealis could not help but to work it's way over to mingle.  South of Fort McMurray, AB 10.13.15

The Waltz
The Waltz

Lady Aurora dances over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River in Fort McMurray, Alberta 100315 #YMM, #NorthernLights. #ClearwaterRiver

Conflict
Conflict

Aurora and Lightning compete near Athabasca, Alberta 08.28.15

Baker's Milk
Baker's Milk

A memorable night at Baker's Creek Resort near Banff, AB - 10.18.14

Aurora Blues
Aurora Blues

The rare blue aurora is caused by nitrogen in our atmosphere 100 to 200 km away.  The colors turn to purple when colliding with nitrogen below 100 km.  From the Aurora Bliss Series 03.18.15 in YMM.

Ice Crusher
Ice Crusher

Falling stars, Venus shining as bright as the city lights of YMM and Aurora's blast of red and green shoots down over the Clearwater River as if to crush the last of the winter's ice.

Aurora Disco
Aurora Disco

The music of Disco contains elements of funk, soul, pop, salsa and psychedelic ... on 04.17.15 that is exactly what Aurora was singing.  

Race to Minnewanka
Race to Minnewanka

The traffic heading to Lake Minnewanka near Banff, AB was constant as folks raced to see the show.  We took in most of the Aurora at Two-Jack Lake under the shadows of the Cascade Mountain 04.10.15

Rundle Glow
Rundle Glow

The lights from Canmore and Banff, AB mixed with the countless stars give an amazing ambiance around Mount Rundle from Two-Jack Lake.

Where the River Flows
Where the River Flows

A midnight sunset over the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, AB 06.13.14

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Recoil
Recoil

The Northern Lights exploded over the Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB 08.29.14.  From the Series 'Aurora's Embrace'

A OK
A OK

From the Series Aurora's Embrace 08.29.14 over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB

Ribbon Music
Ribbon Music

From the Heaven's Song Series 09.23.14.  Aurora ripples through the sky reflecting on the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB.

Melody
Melody

From the Aurora Series - Heaven's Song

Peace
Peace

Series - Heaven's Song

09.23.14

Crescendo
Crescendo

Series - Heaven's Song

09.23.14

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Shimmer
Shimmer

Moonlight and the Aurora 01.04.15 near Fort McMurray, AB

Encore
Encore

Just when you think Aurora has wrapped up for the night, she decides to put on an encore performance - 01.04.15 at 04:14:22.  The light from the full moon so low in the sky was reflecting off the snow as if it were daylight.  Near Fort McMurray, AB

Moonlight and Aurora
Moonlight and Aurora

23:03:36 ... 01 . 05 . 15 ... -17 C ... Moonlight and Aurora dancing through the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River Valley near Fort McMurray, AB

Big Sky Country
Big Sky Country

10.15.14

Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth

10.15.15

Camp Aurora
Camp Aurora

The Aurora Borealis colored the sky for hours 02.17.15 ... it was a great time to set up Camp Aurora in minus 26 degree weather along the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB.

Aurora's Rainbow
Aurora's Rainbow

From the 'Aurora Bliss' series 03.18.15 near Fort McMurray, Alberta

Kickin' Her Heels Up
Kickin' Her Heels Up

From the 'Aurora Bliss' Series, Lady Aurora was dancing in Stilettos in YMM over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River 03.21.15.  

Northern Smoke
Northern Smoke

The Aurora Borealis has been on fire this past week in YMM.  From the "Aurora Bliss" Series - 03.21.15

Ripples
Ripples

From the 'Aurora Bliss' Series, the Aurora Borealis rippled across the sky in a delicate grace.  Near Fort McMurray, Alberta over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River - 03.21.15

Star Tunnel
Star Tunnel

Star trails over 18 minutes 08.30.14.  

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Moonbeams and Dewdrops
Moonbeams and Dewdrops

Shimmering lights along the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River in YMM 06.14.14 

Aurora Waves
Aurora Waves

Some favourite things in my YMM.  03.17.15

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Northern Lights Gateway Arch
Northern Lights Gateway Arch

Opened 10.22.14, Fort McMurray, AB

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Heaven's Home
Heaven's Home

10.15.14

Arch of YMM
Arch of YMM

Twilight over YMM 08.09.13

Aurora Is the New Black
Aurora Is the New Black

Black Aurora's, The Big Dipper directly overhead at this time of the year in YMM ... the opportuntiy to learn about our amazing world continues.  From the Aurora Bliss Series 03.18.15

Pinwheel
Pinwheel

Aurora's dance over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River was a multitude of colors and twirls 04.20.15

Aurora Flex
Aurora Flex

Lady Aurora flexes her muscles over the Clearwater River in YMM 04.17.15

Big D
Big D

The Bid Dipper look so miniature as an Aurora Borealis Corona exploded all around it.  Near Fort McMurray, AB 04.17.15

Way Up
Way Up

Aurora Borealis streams above the tree tops near YMM 04.17.15

Gathering
Gathering

All of Aurora's magic started to gather over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River 04.17.15

Triple Threat
Triple Threat

Aurora, Perseids Meteor Shower and a special guest appearance by the Milky Way.  A spectacular night sky party over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater RIver in YMM 08.13.15

Big Sky Spirit
Big Sky Spirit

Aurora decided to cheer on Wood Buffalo for the 2015 Western Summer Games in YMM ... GIve me a "W" ... 08.12.15

Battle of Perseids
Battle of Perseids

The Aurora and Perseids Meteor Shower battle it out for the best performance.  I think it was a tie.  Near YMM 08.13.15

Meadows of Heaven
Meadows of Heaven

"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #YMM
 

Layers
Layers

The layers of the night sky were amazing - Willow Lake, Gregoire Provincial Park 08.24.15 #YMM

Cascades over Castle
Cascades over Castle

The Aurora Borealis treated us to an incredible display of color at Two-Jack Lake near Banff, AB 04.10.15

Where the Corn Grows
Where the Corn Grows

Yes, rainbows do happen at night!  Near YMM 09.09.15 #YMM, #NorthernLights

Garden Lane
Garden Lane

The Gardens and Greenhouse were gifted a little extra light 09.09.15 #YMM, #NorthernLights, #GardenLane

Game On
Game On

Did you know most Eskimo groups have a myth that the Aurora Borealis are the spirits of the dead playing ball with a walrus head or skull. The Eskimos of Nunivak Island had the opposite idea, of walrus spirits playing with a human skull.  In YMM 11.07.15

Big Dipper
Big Dipper

Overlooking YMM 11.07.15

YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

On a Wing & a Prayer
On a Wing & a Prayer

YMM's Float Base at the Snye 10.18.15

Out With A Bang
Aurora Safari
Heart of Edmonton
May I Have This Dance
The Waltz
Conflict
Baker's Milk
Aurora Blues
Ice Crusher
Aurora Disco
Race to Minnewanka
Rundle Glow
Where the River Flows
Aurora's Embrace-9692.jpg
Recoil
A OK
Ribbon Music
Melody
Peace
Crescendo
Borealis and Bars-9385.jpg
Christmas Aurora-0092.jpg
Shimmer
Encore
Moonlight and Aurora
Big Sky Country
Heaven on Earth
Camp Aurora
Aurora's Rainbow
Kickin' Her Heels Up
Northern Smoke
Ripples
Star Tunnel
Banff Day 1-3.jpg
Banff Day 2-1-2.jpg
Moonbeams and Dewdrops
Aurora Waves
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_D3_8749 Bridge Lights -2.jpg
Sandbar Trip 082214-9536.jpg
Northern Lights Gateway Arch
Through The Trees-5666.jpg
Heaven's Home
Arch of YMM
Aurora Is the New Black
Pinwheel
Aurora Flex
Big D
Way Up
Gathering
Triple Threat
Big Sky Spirit
Battle of Perseids
Meadows of Heaven
Layers
Cascades over Castle
Where the Corn Grows
Garden Lane
Game On
Big Dipper
YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage
YMM Center Stage
On a Wing & a Prayer
Out With A Bang

New Year's Eve 2015 in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Happy New Year, Everyone! 12.31.15

Aurora Safari

The rare orange aurora appeared for a short time during this amazing moonless night south of Fort McMurray, AB 10.10.15  #NorthernLights, #YMM, 

Heart of Edmonton

The amazing sky-line of Edmonton, Alberta is enhanced during a raining evening 11.01.15

May I Have This Dance

The milky way was incredible as it moved through the sky ... the Aurora Borealis could not help but to work it's way over to mingle.  South of Fort McMurray, AB 10.13.15

The Waltz

Lady Aurora dances over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River in Fort McMurray, Alberta 100315 #YMM, #NorthernLights. #ClearwaterRiver

Conflict

Aurora and Lightning compete near Athabasca, Alberta 08.28.15

Baker's Milk

A memorable night at Baker's Creek Resort near Banff, AB - 10.18.14

Aurora Blues

The rare blue aurora is caused by nitrogen in our atmosphere 100 to 200 km away.  The colors turn to purple when colliding with nitrogen below 100 km.  From the Aurora Bliss Series 03.18.15 in YMM.

Ice Crusher

Falling stars, Venus shining as bright as the city lights of YMM and Aurora's blast of red and green shoots down over the Clearwater River as if to crush the last of the winter's ice.

Aurora Disco

The music of Disco contains elements of funk, soul, pop, salsa and psychedelic ... on 04.17.15 that is exactly what Aurora was singing.  

Race to Minnewanka

The traffic heading to Lake Minnewanka near Banff, AB was constant as folks raced to see the show.  We took in most of the Aurora at Two-Jack Lake under the shadows of the Cascade Mountain 04.10.15

Rundle Glow

The lights from Canmore and Banff, AB mixed with the countless stars give an amazing ambiance around Mount Rundle from Two-Jack Lake.

Where the River Flows

A midnight sunset over the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, AB 06.13.14

Recoil

The Northern Lights exploded over the Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB 08.29.14.  From the Series 'Aurora's Embrace'

A OK

From the Series Aurora's Embrace 08.29.14 over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB

Ribbon Music

From the Heaven's Song Series 09.23.14.  Aurora ripples through the sky reflecting on the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB.

Melody

From the Aurora Series - Heaven's Song

Peace

Series - Heaven's Song

09.23.14

Crescendo

Series - Heaven's Song

09.23.14

Shimmer

Moonlight and the Aurora 01.04.15 near Fort McMurray, AB

Encore

Just when you think Aurora has wrapped up for the night, she decides to put on an encore performance - 01.04.15 at 04:14:22.  The light from the full moon so low in the sky was reflecting off the snow as if it were daylight.  Near Fort McMurray, AB

Moonlight and Aurora

23:03:36 ... 01 . 05 . 15 ... -17 C ... Moonlight and Aurora dancing through the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River Valley near Fort McMurray, AB

Big Sky Country

10.15.14

Heaven on Earth

10.15.15

Camp Aurora

The Aurora Borealis colored the sky for hours 02.17.15 ... it was a great time to set up Camp Aurora in minus 26 degree weather along the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River near Fort McMurray, AB.

Aurora's Rainbow

From the 'Aurora Bliss' series 03.18.15 near Fort McMurray, Alberta

Kickin' Her Heels Up

From the 'Aurora Bliss' Series, Lady Aurora was dancing in Stilettos in YMM over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River 03.21.15.  

Northern Smoke

The Aurora Borealis has been on fire this past week in YMM.  From the "Aurora Bliss" Series - 03.21.15

Ripples

From the 'Aurora Bliss' Series, the Aurora Borealis rippled across the sky in a delicate grace.  Near Fort McMurray, Alberta over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River - 03.21.15

Star Tunnel

Star trails over 18 minutes 08.30.14.  

Moonbeams and Dewdrops

Shimmering lights along the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River in YMM 06.14.14 

Aurora Waves

Some favourite things in my YMM.  03.17.15

Northern Lights Gateway Arch

Opened 10.22.14, Fort McMurray, AB

Heaven's Home

10.15.14

Arch of YMM

Twilight over YMM 08.09.13

Aurora Is the New Black

Black Aurora's, The Big Dipper directly overhead at this time of the year in YMM ... the opportuntiy to learn about our amazing world continues.  From the Aurora Bliss Series 03.18.15

Pinwheel

Aurora's dance over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River was a multitude of colors and twirls 04.20.15

Aurora Flex

Lady Aurora flexes her muscles over the Clearwater River in YMM 04.17.15

Big D

The Bid Dipper look so miniature as an Aurora Borealis Corona exploded all around it.  Near Fort McMurray, AB 04.17.15

Way Up

Aurora Borealis streams above the tree tops near YMM 04.17.15

Gathering

All of Aurora's magic started to gather over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater River 04.17.15

Triple Threat

Aurora, Perseids Meteor Shower and a special guest appearance by the Milky Way.  A spectacular night sky party over the Canadian Heritage Clearwater RIver in YMM 08.13.15

Big Sky Spirit

Aurora decided to cheer on Wood Buffalo for the 2015 Western Summer Games in YMM ... GIve me a "W" ... 08.12.15

Battle of Perseids

The Aurora and Perseids Meteor Shower battle it out for the best performance.  I think it was a tie.  Near YMM 08.13.15

Meadows of Heaven

"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #YMM
 

Layers

The layers of the night sky were amazing - Willow Lake, Gregoire Provincial Park 08.24.15 #YMM

Cascades over Castle

The Aurora Borealis treated us to an incredible display of color at Two-Jack Lake near Banff, AB 04.10.15

Where the Corn Grows

Yes, rainbows do happen at night!  Near YMM 09.09.15 #YMM, #NorthernLights

Garden Lane

The Gardens and Greenhouse were gifted a little extra light 09.09.15 #YMM, #NorthernLights, #GardenLane

Game On

Did you know most Eskimo groups have a myth that the Aurora Borealis are the spirits of the dead playing ball with a walrus head or skull. The Eskimos of Nunivak Island had the opposite idea, of walrus spirits playing with a human skull.  In YMM 11.07.15

Big Dipper

Overlooking YMM 11.07.15

YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

YMM Center Stage

MacDonald Island Park Nexen Stage in YMM 11.08.15

On a Wing & a Prayer

YMM's Float Base at the Snye 10.18.15

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