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                   Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:44PM CST

2013 Plains season epilogue

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Despite the fact that there are still a couple of weeks to go before peak severe weather season will likely fade, it's safe for me to say that my 2013 Great Plains trip season is finished. I have simply run out of resources, energy and motivation to make another trip, even if another series of tornado setups materializes. I have literally a week or more worth of work on pictures, video and log writing to go before I will be posting anything more on this season. And right now, I'm just not motivated to start on any of it after what happened on the Friday the 31st.

I'm not even sure how to describe or even feel about my season right now, and I maybe never will. My best and worst storm photography experiences happened this year, as it did for many of us. My feelings about it run the full spectrum of awe, excitement, thankfulness and sorrow. As time goes on, I'll be up to sharing more. I can't think of anything else to say about it at this point, so I'll just end with that. Thanks again to everyone who followed along here on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Completely understandable Dan. It will likely take a while for you to process this experience. In the meantime, resume your normal life as best you can.
- Posted by John M. from BC, Canada
I can't believe what happened on the day, it is totally a shock. I have no doubt it's worse to you than what I feel. Please take some time of rest and heal. Be the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to you.
- Posted by Luka from Arizona
Dan. Unfortunately I just discovered your blog, and since I am quite new to observing (but have been folllowing storm photographers and severe weather for decades) I hope that you will keep all of your blog entries available for reading so I can catch up on what you did, learn from your experiences, and appreciate how all of this impacted you each day. I echo Luka's thoughts and prayers regarding your need to process everything you've been witness to during this expedition season. It is also my hope that you will be able to look back at all of this and grow to appreciate the priviledge you had to be so intimately and impactfully connected to 'mother nature' and her incredible power. Although it has not been entirely pleasureable, it seems to me it has been part of your life's destiny to experience these life-changing events and share them with your peers in a truthfull manner free from any excessive emotions or hyperbole. In so doing, you have given many of your readers the potential of their own epiphanies. All the best Dan!
- Posted by Derek Baker from Milton, Ontario, Canada

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