Raise Hell, Praise Dale


Yet again Khadejeh convinced me to do something out of my comfort zone this weekend. Well actually she didn’t really need to convince me this time. She texted me Saturday morning and asked if I wanted to go to the annual Threshers Reunion in Denton, NC. I had no idea what that was but I was already bored at home from being on break from school (it’s been two days, I have seven left, but I’m not counting down or anything.) Little did I know I was about to step into redneck central.


Actually, it wasn’t really what I expected. I mean, I of course saw countless rebel flags, “Heritage not Hate” t-shirts, and only a few “Make America Great Again” hats…..okay maybe it was what I expected. Other than that it was a very interesting day and so much fun to photograph. About an hour into sweating our butts off a giant storm rolled through and cooled everything down a little and when it finally stopped raining they started the tractor parade. Blog6e

It was really cool to see all of the different tractors, but the best ones were the ones the kids were driving. It was so funny to see these giant machines roll by and then the next one I would see was a tiny, almost toy like tractor a kid was driving, like the one above. After the parade was over we walked around finding things to photograph when we came across the stables. These horses were definitely bigger than the ponies we saw last weekend, but so much nicer. Blog6f





Stormy Weather

Shelf Cloud

On Monday I was sitting in the computer lab at school when I got an alert on my phone about a severe thunderstorm watch for Asheboro. I decided that since I wasn’t printing anymore I should probably put my prints and paper back in my mat locker in the studio before it started pouring down rain. When I was walking back from the studio I looked up and saw this monstrosity in the sky. I’m not sure how much I can actually stress how much I LOVE storms and the clouds that come with them. So of course when I saw this beautiful shelf cloud I completely freaked out. I practically sprinted back to the lab to grab my camera and then ran out the the front of the school to confront the the beast head on. I only got about 20 shots before I realized that the cloud was practically on top of me, and it was probably best to head back inside before my camera became a very expensive paper weight.

PSA: park closer to the building if it’s calling for rain or else you’ll be trapped at school until it stops pouring down rain. Also, shout out to Liz for the makeshift trash bag poncho.