Yes they are northern lights.
Just commented on the pictures he sends to me saying they are of the old man in the mountian.
The picture I posted is what I call Spirit in the tree watching over the winter garden. I had went out to get some pictures of the falling snow and saw this ?mist? what ever in the tree, I was very suprized when I got it down loaded.
Gettin up at all hours of the night and at all temps just to get pictures of the northern lites has to be bothersome but if you make a fraction of your living sell those types of pictures you do it.