Day 271 in Beijing: Sky Scenes.

The Northern Lights from Scotland.

The Northern Lights from Scotland.

So, the airpocalypse seems to have ended as of today.

The air quality is quite nice again and I actually ran 6.6 kilometers today in Beijing and it was wonderful.

It is pretty amazing how different a few days can be in Beijing.

My mom, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, is on the other side of the world right now.

She’s been an artist and writer basically all of her life and she is spending time in the very northern part of Scotland because she and her husband, Philip, are writing a novel.

She has worked with Dan and Lani McGregor, who own Bullseye Glass Company and they were nice enough to let her stay at their place there.

They are incredibly kind people and if you are ever interested in learning how to blow glass, be sure to check them out.  They have locations in Portland, Emeryville, New York and Scotland.

Since the airpocalypse has ended, the sunrises have been quite nice in Beijing.

I managed to get a few shot of it today.

However, as nice as they were, they were blown away by my mom’s pictures of the Northern Lights over Scotland.

Supposedly this has been the best Northern Lights show in the last 20 years.

Some of the pictures are a bit blurry since she was holding the camera, without a tripod, and that made it difficult to keep the camera steady.

What interests me is that one is caused by the environment and nature while the other is, at least partially, caused by the destruction of the environment.

In any case, both events are quite beautiful.

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