Whirling Dancer, Waynesville, NC - 2013
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It's July, and that means Folkmoot is just around the corner. This year's festival of dance will take place July 21-31, 2016. That's right, Folkmoot is in the middle of the most miserably hot and humid part of our summer. I love the dancers, love the costumes, dread the heat. At last year's Festival Day, I bailed around noon. It just couldn't take it any more.
As I drove home last year, I thought, "This might be last visit to Folkmoot. With this heat, it's just not worth going any more." That was a year ago, and now I'm thinking, "Well, maybe I'll try it again. Maybe it will be overcast and cooler." The possibility of capturing a good picture or two sometimes leads me to do strange and uncomfortable things.