Some of you have let me know that you aren’t sure what the Aroura Borealis, or Northern Lights look like! I would be amiss if I did not let you enjoy some of the wonder and beauty that paints the cold night sky! Several years ago, my friends at NASA took these videos from the International Space Station! Enjoy this video as I get another cup of tea!

 

https://youtu.be/fVMgnmi2D1w

 

Enjoy!

Love, Santa

The gift? Well, it is a beautiful display of colors, like paintings dancing across the dark night sky, sometimes silent, sometimes crackling and popping just like a cozy fireplace! If my memory is correct, one of the first scientists to call it the “Aroura Borealis” was Galileo sometime around 1621! He was such an inquisitive young lad… Oh my, I’m off topic again!

Yes. Well, I prefer calling them the “Northern Lights.” You see, the display can be seen near the South Pole, but I think the Northern Lights are much more intense and beautiful. Late in the evening on Christmas Eve, just outside the little village where I lived, perhaps you’ve heard of it? North Pole, Alaska! It was, and still is, a wonderful place to grow up.

That particular Christmas Eve, I believe it was around 1975, I was just getting home, rather late, it was a very pleasant 5 degrees below zero. Hardly a breath of wind moved the air as the lights began to glow and paint the dark night sky with colors of green, gold, scarlet and pink! It was as if the angels were dancing and singing, swirling and rejoicing that Christmas Day would soon be here!

The beauty, the stillness, the breathless wonder was a gift that remains in my memory still today. The colors dancing in the sky and reflecting on the “crest of the new-fallen snow below” was incredibly beautiful, causing me to stop and reflect on the wonder around me.

This year be sure to stop take some time look for the beauty around you. As we draw nearer to Christmas look into the night sky and stop, even if only for an instant, and see what you’ve been missing as you hurry and rush through life.

Oh my! I’ve been sitting here far too long! I think I’ll get a second cup of cocoa and spend some more time in front of my fire. It won’t be long until I will be working again! I wonder if the Northern Lights will greet me again this Christmas Eve. I wonder!

 

Santa Timothy

The gift? Well, it is a beautiful display of colors, like paintings dancing across the dark night sky, sometimes silent, sometimes crackling and popping just like a cozy fireplace! If my memory is correct, one of the first scientists to call it the “Aroura Borealis” was Galileo sometime around 1621! He was such an inquisitive young lad… Oh my, I’m off topic again!

Yes. Well, I prefer calling them the “Northern Lights.” You see, the display can be seen near the South Pole, but I think the Northern Lights are much more intense and beautiful. Late in the evening on Christmas Eve, just outside the little village where I lived, perhaps you’ve heard of it? North Pole, Alaska! It was, and still is, a wonderful place to grow up.

That particular Christmas Eve, I believe it was around 1975, I was just getting home, rather late, it was a very pleasant 5 degrees below zero. Hardly a breath of wind moved the air as the lights began to glow and paint the dark night sky with colors of green, gold, scarlet and pink! It was as if the angels were dancing and singing, swirling and rejoicing that Christmas Day would soon be here!

The beauty, the stillness, the breathless wonder was a gift that remains in my memory still today. The colors dancing in the sky and reflecting on the “crest of the new-fallen snow below” was incredibly beautiful, causing me to stop and reflect on the wonder around me.

This year be sure to stop take some time look for the beauty around you. As we draw nearer to Christmas look into the night sky and stop, even if only for an instant, and see what you’ve been missing as you hurry and rush through life.

Oh my! I’ve been sitting here far too long! I think I’ll get a second cup of cocoa and spend some more time in front of my fire. It won’t be long until I will be working again! I wonder if the Northern Lights will greet me again this Christmas Eve. I wonder!

 

Santa Timothy

Santa Timothy Remembers

Memories are strange and wonderful gifts. They come unexpected. Surprises from somewhere deep within the wonderful mind we’ve been given. Gifts. Gifts to treasure and to hold. Gifts to remember for a season and then sometimes release back into our minds to fade and mellow, lest they become intense and bitter, forever imprisoning us with their cold, unseen fingers. Gifts. I like gifts! No, I LOVE gifts!

 

My, oh, my! This message began so seriously! The “gift” might be considered “too pretty to open!”  I pondered and pontificated on my memories, perhaps too long! What was I thinking? I want you to open my gifts! I’d like to share a short time with me from time to time. Thank you for sharing in my memories, and the gifts these memories may bring to you!

 

Please visit again! From time to time I will sit by the fireside, enjoy a nice cup of cocoa or tea and share some of my thoughts on Christmas, family, celebration, or whatever comes to my mind. It is always a joy to have a visit with you.

 

Happy Christmas to all, and to all … a good night!