"Spring Storm on the Plains" by Ruth Riley
I was driving from my hometown in Concordia, Kansas to the airport in Kansas City and had just turned on to Interstate 70 by Salina, Kansas to head east. The wide open sky mixed with the complicated mix of clouds evoked awe in me and compelled me to take a shot of it while driving. Little did I know that I would be driving straight into the path of a tornado 30 minutes later. The weather alert went off on my radio near Junction City, Kansas telling me that tornado was on the ground and would be crossing over the interstate near mile marker something as it headed north. When I looked at the next mile marker sign I realized that I was very close to that spot so I sped up to get past the area but kept a close eye on the sky. Since I grew up with tornadoes I have a good sense of what to watch for.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library is proudly hosting an exhibit of photographic works created by its staff. Located on the second floor of the Library, the exhibit features a wide variety of images of nature, architecture, travel and beyond. The exhibit is free and open to the public to view during the School of Medicine Library’s open hours from February 1 – April 30, 2020.