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Northern Lights over Teepees - Awesome Photos

Updated on April 6, 2011

These photos of Northern lights over Canada were sent to me by a friend and had to share with everyone!

I have never had the privilege of being in the midst of a Northern Light atmospheric phenomena, but I know that if I were ever to experience the earth suddenly taking on these beautiful dancing colors, and knew for a fact it wasn't a natural disaster or radiation, my eyes would probably get wet, and I would gasp in experiencing such awesome natural beauty!

Northen Lights- Yellow Knife, Canada

Taking a deep breath and admiring the natural beauty!

So, peaceful...

Perfect for a postcard!

A combo of different dancing lights...

Pretty majestic...

Wish I was there...

Nebulas - nature's wonders hidden from many

This hub has awesome photographs and great descriptions!

Nebulas - nature's wonders hidden from many

Comments from the sender of these photos: This is a fire rainbow- the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric  phenomena.

The picture was captured this week on the Idaho/Washington border. The event lasted about an hour.

Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20K feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.

One more wonder photo from another source...

Another set of Northern Lights phenomena inspired a meditation a few weeks ago, which is part of a set that I have created and will be published soon. Thought, I would share this too!

Life can be a source of wonder, I am open to more!

A Feast for The Eyes...

Have you ever been privileged in seeing the Northern Lights in person?

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Sorry, I don't know. These photos were circulated on the internet a few years ago, and a friend sent them to me.

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      Photonut 5 years ago

      Where were these photos taken

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Kimberly, I agree!

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      Kimberly 5 years ago

      "ART FROM GOD"

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Joe, I know what you mean! I wonder if I will ever get to experience the Northen Lights, will be sure to wear heavy socks and boots, LOL.

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      Zach 6 years ago from Colorado

      Wonderful photos. It sure does look cold, but a view like that would even be worth a couple frostbitten toes!lol. Thanks for the hub.

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Jayb, Long time no "see!" Good to see you are still in Hubpages, and of course you can paste them to your desktop, they are public domain photos. Glad you enjoyed the hub.:)

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Simply amazing pics violetsun. I am pasting some of them to my desktop as wallpapers. Hope you won't mind it. Keep up the good work.

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Nightwork, Glad you enjoyed the photos, and thank you for stopping by!

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      nightwork4 6 years ago from ontario. canada

      beautiful pictures. the northern lights are one of my favorite sites to see. thanks for the pictures, they are breath taking.

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Season, that is a beautiful "must do" before checking out; hope you get to see them and live a looong time to enjoy the memories. :)

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      Season  6 years ago

      Since I was a child this has been at the top of the list of

      'things to do before I die'...better hurry up-you never know...thank you so much for these pictures!

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Glad you enjoyed it, Wjames. :)

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      wjames 6 years ago

      This is so beautiful...what a sight. Thanks!

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Glad you enjoyed them, Lorlie!

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thanks for the link, Violet Sun! Absolutely amazing.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Agvulpes: I am doing good thank you! :)

      The thought occurred to me just now, that a few of the readers who left comments and who have experienced the Northen Lights, didn't express that the photos were photoshopped, so it must match their experience or they were too polite to say anything. :) Haven't heard of the Southern Lights, must be beautiful too. Good to see you!

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi VioletSun how are you going?

      I love these photos and in my opinion the only manipulation of the images would have been no more than what would have been done in the old fashion dark-room.

      A bit of "burning-in" here a "dodge" there!

      After all the viewer does want to experience the same sensations as the people who were actually experiencing this near spiritual natural occurrence.

      Btw: I have seen what is termed the 'Southern Lights' or officially called 'Aurora Australis' on a very odd occasion but alas they are nowhere near as spectacular as the Northern Lights or "Aurora Borealis" in your images that are enhanced with the inclusion of the Teepees. A beautiful Hub :-)

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Oliversmum, Its been a while our paths have crossed in Hubland. :) Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the photos!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      VioletSun. Hi. What a wonderful experience it must have been for your friend to be there in the moment and see all this natural beauty.

      The lights in the tepees are great , but the colors and formations in the sky are fabulous.

      Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs with us. :) :)

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Tony, Glad you stopped by to look at the Northen Lights- it is a visual blessing and treat. Thanks for your comments. :)

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Even if they are photoshopped they are beautiful pix! I would also love to see theswe phenomena.

      Thanks for sharing this beauty.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      As I read your comments, my heart sort of ached at at the thought that we can have so much natural beauty in this world.You are blessed to have been in the presence of such an experience!

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      VioletSun, these are beautiful. I'm so glad that your friend sent them to you and you shared them. I have lived in Alaska (Fairbanks) for almost 4 yrs and every winter we would have the privelage of seeing the N.Lts. They are beyond description-a holy experience. Viewing these made me homesick to see them again.

      I've never seen the rainbow-surely God's miraculous artwork.

      But, I have seen the dancing lights in colors besides the irridescent green/white. I loved the red. I saw those less often.

      Wow, just blew me away seeing them with the teepees in the snow. Did not surprise me that it was as far north as Yellow Knife.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Knell: I also hope to see them at some point in my life and will be sure to take tons of photos!

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      knell63 7 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      Lovely Pictures Violet, I've always wanted to see the northern lights.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi Michael: Glad you enjoyed them. Our planet can indeed be beautiful!

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Amazing photo's! Loved it!

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Lalila: The earth is mysterious, there are so many perspectives. Thanks for sharing!

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      lalila 7 years ago

      ancient vedic text state that the earth ,moon all planets are hollow . these northern lights are thought by some to source from the hole in north pole . it is said that inside the earth there is a techno. sun of sorts. admiral Birds account of his journy to inner earth tells of the other entrances .love .

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Dreadman: Are you serious?! Its a shame if its photo enhanced photos and not the real thing! I shared what I thought is real. :(

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      Dreadman 7 years ago

      It's photoshop enhanced pictures. The Northern lights do look like that but not as vivid and they are very hard to photograph because even your eyes need time to adjust to see them clearly, a Camera can never do them justice unless you go into Photoshop and enhance the image.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      BkCreative: And when you write about your experiences, I shall be sipping a cup of tea while reading your hub. LOL! Thanks for reading, bookmarking and adding your comments, its apppreciated! Nature is indeed awesome!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I have to do this - I have to go there! I mean I have to sit down (with a cup of tea) and figure out when I am going to do this. Ah, the beauty of nature. It is there to heal us and make us smile and feel so good.

      I'm going to bookmark this so I can share it but also so I can come back and look at it when I need that lift. Thanks so much!

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Kaity: Glad you enjoyed them!

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      KAITY 7 years ago

      i love the pictures they r really buetiful. WOW

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Zzron: It's a indeed an awesome natural miracle, one that I hope to one day experience. :)

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      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Truly a natural miracle :)

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Putz: I can imagine its an experience that is impressed in your mind, how beautiful it must have been! :)

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      Putz Ballard 7 years ago

      While in the USAF in Alaska, I saw the Northern Lights only once, breath taking and awesome.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Kal: How blessed you are to have this experience in your life! Wow, I wish I could witness this phenomena of nature. Thanks for your comments.

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      Kal Makela 7 years ago

      My childhood, teenage years and until I was 27 were spent in northern Minnesota 100 miles below the Canadian border. So we saw the northern lights quite regularly. They are a spectacular phenomena of nature. Thanks for sharing those pictures; they brought back many memories of nights of long ago.

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Pearldiver: Hey, better late than never! :) Glad you stopped by to look at the photos and enjoy them.

      Lisa: I am going to look at the photos myself again, it takes my breath away to see such beauty and all a natural phenomenon.

      Thank you both for adding your comments!

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      Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'd seen this Hub before, but when it showed up again in Hubtivity I thought I'd come back and visit again, because the photos are so beautiful.

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Oh Wow Marie... Look how late I am! But I glad I saw this hub today as I really appreciated the magnificent photos. Thanks so much for this hub. Take care... Rob.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Peggy: No she didn't, now I am curious! :)Thanks for adding your comments.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Beautiful! Did your friend tell you the significance of the lighted tepees? Certainly added to the beauty of the sky!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Thanks, my-success-guru for stopping by and adding your comments!

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      my-success-guru 8 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hi VioletSun,

      Very breathtaking pictures- thanks for sharing them!!!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Debris: I can just imagine myself taking photo after photo if I ever have the fortune in being in the presence of a Northern Light. :) Thanks for commenting!

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      debris 8 years ago from Florida

      Wow, It would be so amazing to see that in person. These pictures are stunning but I bet no photos could truly do it justice. Thank you for sharing.

      -Debris

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Forgyfish: It is humbling isn't it? to see the wonders of Nature. Thanks for comementing, and glad to be your fan. :)

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Just unbelievably majestic!  Wish I could be there in person!  It makes me feel 'small' even seeing the pictures of the dramatization!  Thank you for sharing! Oh, yes, and thank you for becoming my fan too! :-)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Paper Moon: Yes, must be like a beautiful painting. :)

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      I really wanna go there. So beautiful. Must be peaceful. :)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Tatjana and Fortunerep

      Glad you enjoyed them. Nature has a way of reminding us that in the midst of chaos, there is also wonder and beauty in this world.

      Thanks for adding your comments!

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Absolutley beautiful!! Wish I was there with a camera!

      How peaceful our atmosphere can be

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      i have never seen them in person, but always like to look the pictures of them. Angels are everywhere, this world is so amazing.

      Thumbs up, and many thanks for the pics.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Ripplemaker: Great to hear that things went well with the Siddhartha musical. Maybe you and Daisy will share photos one day. ;)

      Patty:

      How beautiful, its part of your life to see this atmospheric phenomena!   The most I have seen is pink skies which I didn't see in NY, but do in Oregon. LOL!

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from North America

      Lovely photos. About 3 yrs ago, we had a strip of the green northern lights in northern Franklin County, Ohio (central part of state) and additional colors up in Saginaw, Michigan. The radio announcers were telling about them every 5 minutes. Once in a long while, they appear down in these lattitudes. i wish we'd had more.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Oh that is great news! I'm so excited for you! :-) And yes, the Siddhartha musical play was a beautiful experience...another beautiful journey to enlightenment. :-)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Ripplemaker: It's almost completed, but the printing of the actual meditation cards is on hold as Phil is busy designing a website for a friend, and he is the one that knows how to do the printing professionally; I am all thumbs when it comes to this side of the creative arts. LOL! So, in the meantime, I have been focusing on inner work.

      I hope things went well with the Siddhartha musical play!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Yes I will. Daisy's internet is down since yesterday..and we just got back from our Siddhartha musical play so schedule was pretty hectic. Oooh that would be lovely VioletSun. How is your website coming along? :-)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Ripplemaker: Good to see you! Say "hi" to Daisy for me. :) If you and I ever get to see the Northern Lights, I am sure we would be taking pictures after pictures. What a memory this would be!

      Christa: Oh, you you are so blessed to have experienced them! I can almost see the red, green and blue and white stripes in my mind's eyes, and its a pretty picture.

      Thanks for reading and adding your comments!

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      Christa Dovel 8 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

      I love watching Norther Lights! I have only seen them a few times in my life, but they are worth standing in the cold for hours. I first got to see them when I was 12. The lights shot red, green, blue and white stripes toward the North star for over an hour.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi VioletSun. Now I know what to add to my bucket list. I want to see this LIVE! Yes! It is truly beautiful. I love lights so much. I know I will be enthralled by the experience. Thank you for sharing this hub to us. Hugs... :-)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Chris: Thanks Chris for visiting. Now, you left a lot pictures in my mind about the lit up teepees! :)

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Absolutely stunning photos, Violet! With the teepeeslit up like that...well, you get the picture!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Amjadhatti: Thank you!

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      amjadbhatti 8 years ago

      Nice

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks Violet, I would love to know. Yes I have been a bit quiet lately, but doing a new vegetable allotment, so much time is spent up there. Hope to be online more soon :)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Misty: I really don't know; will do a google seach and find out, as its a good question! Good to see you, you have been quiet lately. :)

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Fabulous images, and I am curious now and have to ask, are 'Northern Lights' the same phenomenon as 'St Elmo's Fire'?

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Thanks abibakar for commenting.

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      abibakar 8 years ago

      So beautiful photos they look good to be true

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Jewels: I know what you mean, I am open to experiencing it in this lifetime. Must be magical!

      Nasizh: No problem, thank you! I will link your hub to this one, once you publish it.

      Dolores: LOL! When I was typing my reply to Jewels, I had not yet read your comment, and was about to say, "I think I would cry, if I am ever in the presence of the Northen Lights." My eyes got wet just reading your experience! I think I too would go into some kind of rapture and such.

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      what an incredible sight! i saw the northern lights once, a rather subdued version, sort of like pale white curtains billowing slowly in the sky...we all froze at the unexpected treat, every hair on my body stood on end...i cannot imaginge seeing northern lights as you have pictured, i'm afraid i'd go into some kind of seizure or rapture

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      nazishnasim 8 years ago

      I have put the link to this hub of yours in the hub for Nebulas that I just created. Hope you don't mind.

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      Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

      It is one of my "things to do before I die" things.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Nasishnasim: I have, but not a an entire gallery. Hey, I am going to take a look later on and enjoy the visuals. Thanks for mentioning this as I had forgotten about the Nebulas.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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      nazishnasim 8 years ago

      Thankyou for sharing such wonders. Iam sorry for going off the topic here but have ever looked at the pictures of Nebulas? They are simply amazing.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Thanks Lisa, for stopping by and adding your comments. :)

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      VioletSun, so beautiful.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Yikes! Just corrected typos, didn't see them  last night, when I published the hub; teaches me to wait, rest my eyes from the computer before I publish anything. ;)

      Jerilee: I will also get a pup tent, sleep in the back of a car if I have to, I just wanna see the dancing lights!

      CRiter: "Dancing spirits in the sky", ooooh, I like this! I feel a poem coming up.

      Dottie: Thanks for your support, its been fun creating the cards, but I was telling sis, that as easy as it looks, it does take work to find the right words and photographs.

      KCC: Looks like there are many of us who would enjoy seeing these gifts from Nature. :)

      G-Ma: I have never camped, wonder what its like. I can imagine looking at the stars must be awesome.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Thanks everyone for participating in viewing these photos and your comments! 

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Camping in tents is so much fun...especially under the Northern lights...wonderful shots and breath taking rainbow shot...yours is very lovely too...Thanks sweetie for sharing G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Absolutely beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for years. Someday!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Wish I were there too! Magnificent photos.  Life certainly can be full of wonder. 

      Hope your dreams are being filled with Northern Lights! 

      Your creation is also beautiful.  Good luck with the publishing.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      I echo Jeri in this. One of my long held dreams. dancing spirts in the sky. lovely pictures thanks

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      Someday. Someday. Someday.... I will get to see the Northern lights and I don't care if it's a pup tent. Magnificient photos and hub!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      The teepees look stunning against the backdrop of the lights...wow!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hola, Pam: Sigh, guess some of us can dream. Thanks for stopping by, and I ssume you must be getting up on your side of the fence while I am going to bed now.  Its past 3 a.m. here.  Maybe I will dream of being surrounded by the Northern Lights.:)

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      pgrundy 8 years ago

      Wow! So beautiful. It is one of my big fantasies to live in the NW Territories but it is so expensive up there and you have to be a nurse or something useful to make it, which I'm not. Still, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Cris: From your lips to my ears, is that the saying? I so agree with you, in the midst of the world's challenges, and even ugliness, there is much beauty too.

      Thanks for stopping by! 

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Suzanne: I also love the teepees and the way they glow.

      Shalini: How I wish I could experience this wonderful artistry of Nature. At least I get to see pink skies nowadays, which I didn't when living in the city.

      Elena: Glad you enjoyed them!

      Thanks ladies, for joining me in looking at the photos and commenting!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Such a wonderful world this is, despite everything. Ahh if only we take more time to notice all things around us, from a rose bud to the most magnificient natural wonders, Thanks for sharing, the pictures are aweinspiring :D

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      These look surreal!!! What a sight for sore eyes!!! Thank you!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi VioletSun - I got this forward too and was enthralled at the colours and the wonderful artistry of Nature! Thank you for letting all share in this beauty!

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      justmesuzanne 8 years ago from Texas

      Wow! Gorgeous! I love the teepees, too! :)