Last night, around 8PM my friend Sheena called and told me that Mt. Etna was erupting and she could see it from her driveway. She lives just a couple of blocks away from me so Les & I ran out the door and down the street. As we got to the end of the street we were amazed by the lava fountain coming out of the top of the mountain.
We watched for a few minutes from Sheena's house and then decided that we needed to get away from the street lights and a bit closer. We all jumped into Sheena's car, rushed over to our house to pick up my camera and tripod, and we headed toward the volcano.
We found a secluded country road and pulled off in a dirt driveway. Here is what we saw...
I can't even begin to describe how awe-inspiring this was. I could have stared at the mountain for hours. To make the sight even more spectacular there was lightning in the background of the volcano. That is why the sky is a bit brighter in the last photo - lightning flashed while the camera shutter was open.
What a phenomenal way to spend an evening....I was so wired and excited that I had a hard time getting to sleep last night.