Day 79: Something Beautiful: Aqua Aurora

Something Beautiful is a 2013 self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Holly sent this photo. It is real. The Northern Lights, Yellow Knife, Canada. The temperature? Nearly 40 below zero. Even so, I would have braved the cold to see this spectacle. Can’t imagine such bitter temperatures amidst the gentle aqua of sky and snow. A breathtaking backdrop for warm white golden edged teepees. The Northern Lights. Not a grand enough name — but, ah,  Aurora Borealis.

IMAGEThat does it some justice. Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn and borealis comes from the Greek “boreas” meaning “north wind.” Beautiful word. Magical show  and much more . . .


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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4 Responses to Day 79: Something Beautiful: Aqua Aurora

  1. Chas Spain says:

    How amazing it must be to see a full on display

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    • vbassoc says:

      Thank you for taking the time to share your kind thoughts. I began this as an exercise for myself — a way to remind myself of what makes life living. Never imagined that it would resonate with so many others. Some days, like today, I struggle to find the energy. But I am nothing if not up to a challenge—and words of acknowledgement and appreciation like yours, motivate me and make me feel that this small daily commitment has value outside what it means to me. Thanks again.

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