Things that make me go “Aaaaaaaaaoooooooooo!”

Things that make me go “Aaaaaaaaaaooooooooo!” have one thing in common. They shine.

Here are a few of my favourite shiny things. Some of them may well be found in The Summer Sacrifice!


Image from Hubble Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/IRAM
Image from Hubble Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/IRAM

There is nothing like a clear night full of twinkling balls of plasma. Don’t get me started on shooting stars… They are the best kind of eye-candy. And I must, sometime soon, bear witness to the Northern Lights.

Click here for a star-spangled article.

Glowing bugs:

Fireflies in Forest
Fireflies in Forest

I am not a fan of insects, but I like glowing ones. (I’m terribly fickle.) I like fireflies and glow worms, and though mushrooms aren’t insects I love the glowing green mushroom that can be seen in the link below.

Glowing insects and ‘shrooms…

Luminescent fish:

Beautiful Bobtail squid
Beautiful Bobtail squid

Some deep sea fish use bioluminescence as a form of night light. Their glow-in-the-dark skills can be used to attract, distract, communicate and defend. The fish in the vid below are out of this world.  ( I think it’s quite clear glowing creatures make me happy!)

Deep-sea disco:

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