Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | October 2, 2011

Bon Iver

Hans C went to a Bon Iver concert recently and sent us this link to hear a bit of the music. We liked it, which led to some googling where we found out that the band’s name “Bon Iver” is derived from a French phrase for “good winter” or “have a good winter”. Perfect for this week’s blog title.

This week had a bit of everything:

a 4.0 earthquake centered just north of here, the first temperatures in the teens,

OK, so this says 20, but it WAS 16 degrees...

the first snowfall down here– not up in the mountains (the kids were so excited to see the snow falling–they ran to the windows; you’d think they’d never seen snow before),

Not enough for snowmachines yet

Amazing how even that little bit of snow on the ground makes for so much more light coming in through the windows

… and, last night we saw our first northern lights of the year (go here for the northern lights forecast). We had friends over for dinner and a movie and as we walked them to the door, we noticed greens in the sky. We stood outside gazing upward until the color began to fade, then headed back in and went to bed. A 2 a.m. bathroom visit was definitely worth it… the aurora had returned and was moving all across the northern sky; from the warmth of our bed, we watched them through the window. A teacher friend with a fancy camera was not watching them from bed. He was out getting these photos and offered to share them. Many thanks.

Bon Iver! (have a good winter)



  1. Thanks for sharing your friend’s amazing photos of the northern lights. I’d love to see them in person.

  2. Love the pictures! Super cool!

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