Taken on May 26th, 2013, this was a dissipating low precipitation thunderstorm near Broken Bow, Nebraska, that produced one of the best lightning shows I have ever witnessed in my storm chasing career. Even more beautiful was when the lightning lit up these incredible mammatus clouds in the night sky. These type of clouds are often associated with severe thunderstorms, and their ominous and foreboding appearance is a message to all that severe weather may be on its way.
Photo credit: © Anne Goforth/National Geographic Photo Contest
THATS MY BIRTHDAY
Children and teenagers can handle a lesbian or gay orientation within themselves. What they cannot handle is the trauma of concealing it, not being able to express it or talk about it, and the negativity surrounding it by others around them.
My favorite thanksgiving question, “are you sure that’s the right college for you? what about a bigger school..” well for fucks sake. I wouldn’t have applied early decision to a college if I didn’t know that I was completely in love with it. So you can seriously go the fuck away and don’t give me that look of stupidity when I say I want a small community and that I want to be a farmer. They’re crazy if they think they can change my mind about what I want to do with my life, where I want to go, and who I want to be in 5 minutes…. thank you for literally walking through the door and the first thing you say to me is “where are you going to school next year?!”…. Seriously?!
I am thankful for my family, both the one I was born into and the ones that I have chosen to be a part of, I am thankful for the first snowfall, I am thankful for mittens, I am thankful for snuggling, I am thankful for smiles, I am thankful for tears, I am thankful for knitting needles, I am thankful for sheep, I am thankful for farms, I am thankful for stars, I am thankful for laughing so hard I can’t breathe, I am thankful for having cheeks that blush because it makes sure I can’t hide too much, I am thankful for winter because it makes me appreciate the growth that comes in the spring, I am thankful for all the people who have changed my life without realizing they have, I am thankful for all the people who have changed my life that realize that they have changed my life, I am thankful for fuzzy socks and blankets, I am thankful for the sound of cars after it rains, I am thankful for being able to make new friends, I am thankful for forgiveness, I am thankful for sunsets that make me want to cry, and I am thankful to be alive.