Last night as I let the dogs out I noticed lovely shimmering curtains of colour in the sky. The Northern Lights were out. It's only the second time on my life that I have seen them, and I got out my camera and tripod to take some pictures. These were mostly greens, with a touch of orange. Last year we got to see reds, which only occur at very high altitude and are rare.
Another benefit to living in the country, the light pollution is so bad in cities that few people ever get a chance to see the Northern Lights.