Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Northern (Irish) Lights

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I just read over my last post and had a wee chuckle to myself. What a difference a week makes! So much for laid back summer evenings, I think this is the first night I’ve actually been in my house since I posted that.  It’s been hectic, but in a really good way; I’ve some exciting plans for the weekend ahead but I’ll tell you about them on Saturday. Which, incidentally, will be the next evening there’s even a hope of getting back on here.

Since I’m long overdue a nosy round all your blogs I’m not going to waste anymore time rambling on with my usual inane drivel. Instead I’m going to share some pictures of fair Inishowen at her majestic best. I came across these photos by accident on Flickr the other day and presumed they were taken in Scandinavia or somewhere, not just down the road! We do get to see the Northern Lights sometimes round here, but only every so often and then only if the clouds allow it.

Which, if you ask me, is what makes these images all the more fantastic. They were captured in March this year in Ballyliffin by photographer Mark Nolan. For many, many more of Mark’s beautiful images of the area check out is Flickr and webpage.

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p.s. While I’m here I want to say a big thank-you-very-much to two amazingly generous bloggers - Evelyn at Through The Looking Glass and Carolyn at Littlegretel Dolls. I’ll explain more when I get back to proper blogging on Saturday but for now I just wanted to acknowledge their loveliness :)

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful photography! The images are breath-taking! :0)

Robin Larkspur said...

Amazing and glorious...I had no idea Ireland received such celestial wonders!!

Romantic Heroine said...

oh my, look at the stars! you can see them so clearly - it's amazing! well and the "northern lights" are incredible!

JJ Beazley said...

Roisin, you lucky sod! I had no idea the aurora was visible that far south. I thought only northern Scotland got it. I lived in Northumberland for three years, which is about on the same latitude as you, and I never saw it. I SO WANT to see the northern lights.

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

These are wonderful! I've always hoped to catch the northern lights, but have always seemed to just miss them. Several years ago I was in Alaska in the winter (even colder than you would imagine!) and I managed to miss them by a matter of weeks... Supposedly they were visible here a few months back, but I think the weather was non-cooperative for a real show. Glad to here your summer is busy but grand! Looking forward to hearing more!

Lynn said...

The Northern Lights! And those stars! How unbelievably beautiful. I've only seen the lights once, and that was in not-so-northern Canada. Wasn't nearly as spectacular as in these pics.

Gammagoblin said...

Nice!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!
A FAIRY REPORT TO ALL OF YOU!
I told Vivi I would show you the Fairy Roses in bloom. Now they are! They are even more beautiful in real...
Have nice summer days ;:OD)
Please visit:

http://viltogvakkert.blogspot.com/2011/07/fairy-roses-are-blooming.html

Beautiful Irish light... I hope to see some Northern light in Lofoten next week! If it is dark enough, the Midnightsun might shine!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such magical photos! Thank you for sharing these. Perfect for a summer's eve.

mademoiselle G said...

Stunning! Do sky like this still exist? Simply beautiful... :-)

Robin said...

Gorgeous Pictures....
Thank your for sharing them.
I hope your weekend has been beautiful

Autumn Alchemy said...

Beautiful! Apparently we're supposed to see the northern lights over here(Aberdeen), but i've yet to see any. Probably always far too overcast to see anything!

Kathy said...

Stunning!! I had not idea you could see the Northern lights in Ireland. And GREEN to boot!! wow...just amazing. - Kathy

KY Warrior Librarian said...

Have I told you lately how much I love your blog? I don't take vacations (just not in my vocabulary)...but just a few moments on your blog makes me feel like I have.

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