The northern lights (aka aurora borealis) were out here in Whittier on Saturday night, lucky us!  A few of us bundled up, piled into the car and headed out to see them.  Here's some of what we got to enjoy...(click on the photo to advance through the stack)

Some of them I ran through Photoshop to intensify the light some...others are straight out of camera.  I like both.  The lights are funny...because you use such a long exposure time, they always look cooler in pictures than they do in real life anyway, so photshopping them is not only super-easy, but also easy to get carried away with!

Look closely...there's at least one where I got not only the lights, but the big dipper, too!