There is a faint glow of aurora greens and pinks, but it is the Milky Way which catches my eye this time. So many stars, a strong sense of this ribbon of stars wrapping itself around the earth. It is just after midnight and I have only come out to let the dog out before we go to bed.
It is quite windy and the clouds are scudding across the night sky, deep shadows obscuring the strength of the Milky Way, obscuring the sprinkling of the stars and blocking the glow of the Aurora Borealis. At sea level a medley of lights from small boats moving across my view and the dual lights from the lighthouses as they circle themselves. The trees are fast losing their leaves as their silhouettes look empty and wintery.
Soon the clouds hide the Milky Way and I can go to bed.