A winter sky above one of the harbors of Heligoland. Here, the small ferry to the neighbor island Düne starts.
A winter trip to northern Norway does not always mean: cold, dark, lots of snow and never-ending darkness..
Two years ago at this time, I was in northern Norway hunting the Aurora Borealis.
Standing at night outside in the cold looking in the starry sky. Admiring the countless bright spots on the dark surface. Than, slowly but sometimes all of a sudden, like someone has switched it on, it appears: the Aurora.
Bright, mostly green, light dances in front of the stars. It turns the scene in a mysterious ambience. Even the white snow turns greenish. What an experience. Sometimes it lasts only for a couple of quarters of an hour, sometimes it lasts nearly the whole night.
Sometimes it feels, like a painter has painted an abstract piece of art on the dark surface, while sometimes the changing rate of the light structures is enormously hight and builds new structures every few seconds. Sometimes it looks like the painting of light stands still in one place, and sometimes it moves rashly over the sky. Sometimes it looks like curtains and the next time you can see columns. Amazing!
We have some lavender plants in our garden. Every fall the plants seem to die. All the blossoms wither and the twigs shrivel. Thus, we trim them usually. But, we start trimming not earlier but the blossoms are withered.
This year this particular plant (although we have it already for some years) wasn’t interested to stop blooming. Even in December, when we got some snow, they didn’t stop. And now, in February, they are still blooming. What a surprise!