Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lighten Our Darkness

When asked which inventor contributed most to life during the last millennium, readers of Time magazine selected Thomas Edison. His electric light bulb has had a transforming effect upon day-to-day existence and extended activities in practical ways. Early tomorrow, daylight saving will 'lose' us an hour, but create more light. There are other forces at work, and the so-called 'Merry Dancers' (pictured above) have been producing some fine, late shows on Orkney. A report in The Orcadian gives details as well as an image from Rousay of a phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis, that is usually at its best between November and February.

Scottish Islands Explorer - occasional merriment; short on dancing

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