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Dawn S. Hargrett, Good vs Bad Weather, 2021

Dawn S. Hargrett, Good vs Bad Weather, 2021


Good vs Bad Weather

My days start best when I wake up early, pray and go for a walk. I’ve noticed how it sets the tone for a “good weather” day or a “bad weather” day.

I took this photo while I was spending a weekend with friends at a bed and breakfast resort. I had decided that I would keep to my daily routine of getting up early to pray and walk. I’d say it was literally a good weather day. The sunrise was beautiful with almost clear blue skies.

On that walk, I noticed my shadow looming in the distance and a tree next to me. I stopped to “smell the roses”. The idea of me being as tall as a tree was intriguing. If I had a chance to pick something from that tree, it would be a leaf from the top just because I’d have the ability to do it.

In life, some things are not always what they may seem to be and our approach to them makes the difference between “good weather” versus “bad weather”.



Dawn S. Hargrett, Get Ready to Launch, 2021

Dawn S. Hargrett, Get Ready to Launch, 2021

Dawn S. Hargrett, A New Dawn, 2021

Dawn S. Hargrett, A New Dawn, 2021



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Breaking Barriers is a project by USFCAM in collaboration with the USF School of Art and Art History, with Support from the USF Office of Veterans Success, Community Arts Impact Grant Program of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Love IV Lawrence 2020 Waves of Change Grant, and additional support from the ACE Arts for Community Engagement Fund and the Florida Department of State.