17 April: A-to-Z Challenge

AI artwork: Northern Lights (aurora borealis) over snowy ground

N is for Northern Lights (aurora borealis)

The north sky bends in waves.
Silent fireworks. Cotton bloom.
A thoughtful mood, its curtain
hangs above homeless snow.

It’s candy-colour butterfly weather,
and the air’s filled with praise.

For A-Z Challenge. Northern Lights: Common name for Aurora Borealis; the luminous, radiant emission from the upper atmosphere over middle and high latitudes, and centred around the earth’s magnetic poles. Often seen on clear winter nights in a variety of shapes and colours. Written for the A-to-Z Challenge. Declared theme for the challenge is Weather. AI Digital Artwork is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting #atozchallenge @midjourney @AprilA2Z

15 responses to “17 April: A-to-Z Challenge”

  1. I always hankered after seeing the northern lights, but never have and doubt I will now, though some people have told me that they might be visible down here, if conditions are right. I’m not sure I believe them.

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    1. Google had lots to say, including this: Predominantly the northern lights are best witnessed in Scotland, North England, North Wales and Northern Ireland. However under severe space weather conditions, the lights can be seen throughout the UK.
      Not sure what qualifies as “severe space weather conditions” but it sounds somewhat worrisome.

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      1. “severe space weather” is stuff like solar storms or solar flares that cause magnetic disturbances.

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    2. People in north Hampshire saw the northern lights this winter, but it was unusual. I had the most extraordinary experience, meaning unforgettable, on a flight back to the UK from Seattle – Comet Hale–Bopp was bright in the sky and the Northern Lights were glimmering below. You need to go to a “dark sky” area, Bump … or maybe that new-old word for Breacon Beacon that I can’t pronounce and probably never will be able to without sounding like twmffat.

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  2. Gorgeous, Misky. I love the idea of homeless snow and candy-colored butterflies.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I’m not much of a candy-colour girl but I do like the thought of homeless snow.

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      1. Nor am I but I’d make an exception for butterflies.


  3. Like Mr. Bump, I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights. Like him, I probably never will. 🙂 A recurring character in my fantasies is the Turquoise Woman — the Lakota name for Mother Nature. My Last Lakota Shaman says of her: “The colors of her thoughts are the Northern Lights.” Beautiful verse. https://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2023/04/n-is-not-for-nookie.html


    1. You just never know what marvels present themselves in the future. I was in an aeroplane when I saw the Northern Lights, Roland. Never seen the phenomenon whilst standing on the ground though.


  4. I would so love to see these some day….

    Donna McNicol – My A to Z Blogs
    DB McNicol – Small Delights, Simple Pleasures, and Significant Memories
    My Snap Memories – My Life in Black & White

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    1. It is quite extraordinary!

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  5. Oh, that “homeless snow” images brilliant.

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  6. Wonderful. I hope to experience candy-colour butterfly weather someday!
    Alphabet of Alphabets: Nydam Nursery

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