photo "northern lights over sweden" not mine, found here
as i've been researching names for the items in my shop, i've really enjoyed taking the time to read about aurora borealis and thought i would share one particular picture that i found breathtaking.
even though i grew up in the cold north, i hadn't seen the northern lights until i was in my late teens. the story is pretty incredible actually. i was flying back to school in sweden, and somewhere close to iceland, i looked out the plane window and saw the most incredible site - these wispy green lines racing through the air! i was too speechless to even try to get a picture and am sure that whatever i would have taken wouldn't even come close to this beautiful photo. well, now i'm ready to pack my bags and head to swedish lappland for the abisko mountain station or spend at least one night in the icehotel.