Lights On Ice

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

The cold has it's own kind of beauty. Something as simple as a fresh blanket of snow that sparkles like diamonds when sun or moon light shine upon it. Maybe an elaborate piece of art by Jack Frost as I pictured before. If it were not for the cold we would not have the Northern Lights (as pictured in the banner above).

Today offered two sights you only see under extreme cold conditions. The first picture below is what I saw when I exited the house this morning. For this phenomenon to happen you need sub-zero temps, absolute calm, and micro ice particles in the air. When this happens every light, great or small, sends a beam straight up into the heavens. It's amazingly beautiful.

Morning Light

This next picture also requires the same dynamics except it does NOT require complete calm. This is what is commonly called "Sun Dogs". They are very blinding to look at as they are nearly as bright as the sun so it's kind of like looking at three suns at once.

Sun Dogs

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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

Great photos however, just keep all of that cold weather up north please.  It's cold enough for this old man where I live

Jan 18, 2020 01:07 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Bob - an interesting occurrence although I must agree with James Dray.  I am intrigued but happy to experience it from afar.  

Jan 18, 2020 04:00 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Bob. Thanks for sharing. Not a sight we will ever see in the city of Chicago. Enjoy your views!

Jan 18, 2020 05:00 AM #6
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Donald Urschalitz
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So beautiful this is something we can not see in Florida. But we do get some beautiful shots.

Jan 18, 2020 05:16 AM #7
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi, Bob "RealMan" Timm - Amazing! Seeing the Northern Lights is a bucket list item for me. You shared with us something I have never seen and I really appreciate it. 

Jan 18, 2020 06:09 AM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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The Northern Lights are amazing Myrl Jeffcoat and regretfully even for use they are rare to see, especially if you live in the city due to light pollution. When you do see them it's amazing at how they majestically move across the sky.

Jan 18, 2020 02:34 PM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I get it James Dray but it's amazing how we adjust. Dressing for the weather is so important. Today is one of those day you do not want any exposed skin due to the sub-zero temps and the strong winds we have.

Jan 18, 2020 02:36 PM #10
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I've said I'm going to move many times now Michael Jacobs but I've never visited anywhere that people seemed nearly as friendly to me as North Dakota. Maybe it's because we are cooped up half a year and when we get out we are so happy to visit with people. 

Jan 18, 2020 02:38 PM #11
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Wayne Martin you are so right about city lights knocking out the view (or show) of the Northern Lights.

Jan 18, 2020 02:39 PM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Hey Donald Urschalitz we could trade houses for a week or two every winter and then you could see the beauty of the Northland while I thaw out. 

Jan 18, 2020 02:41 PM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm going to make you the same offer I just made Donald Urschalitz 

Jan 18, 2020 02:42 PM #14
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That is amazing and thanks for sharing, although I prefer the beauty that comes with warmth for myself.

Jan 18, 2020 02:56 PM #15
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Lauren Williams, CPO
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Bob "RealMan" Timm WOW. Unhappily, I've never lived anywhere where the light pollution wasn't so overwhelming I'd never see such glory. Seems worth traveling for, make a vacation out of it. Lauren

Jan 18, 2020 05:03 PM #16
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I totally understand Joe Pryor . While I do my best to "bloom where you are planted" I would enjoy a warmer climate. 

Jan 19, 2020 06:17 AM #17
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Lauren Williams, CPO you are welcome to come visit anytime however I can not guarantee that conditions will be right for such a site as it is pretty rare.

Jan 19, 2020 06:19 AM #18
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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What a rare and wonderful site to take in.  Love it Bob "RealMan" Timm!

Jan 19, 2020 09:26 PM #19
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Bob, for sharing your photographs. 

I am thankful that the rain melted the snow and ice we had on Saturday.

Jan 20, 2020 09:00 AM #20
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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It's a treat for us here as well Melinda (Mel) Peterson because, as you said, they are rare, especially the lights that shoot up to the sky. 

Jan 23, 2020 01:11 PM #21
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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We have also had some melting the last few days Roy Kelley and it's very welcome except it's hard to keep a vehicle clean under these circumstances.

Jan 23, 2020 01:12 PM #22
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Lynnea Miller
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I love winter, Bob "RealMan" Timm .  There is tremendous beauty in snow and ice - as long as you don't have to drive in it!

Jan 25, 2020 04:26 PM #23
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