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Dairy Queen on a Dark and Stormy Night

dairy queen in the dark

The Dairy Queen

I was going to post another snow photo, instead I decided to post this from last year…what a respite from summer heat, a rainy summer night, and a Dairy Queen with its white and primary colors promising cool, refreshing, happy bliss.

I love that good old-fashioned look of the Dairy Queen, primary colors, nice clear shapes, that late-50’s slight upward angle of t he roof and outward angle of the windows.

It rained last night, it was hot and humid, and the Dairy Queen beckoned from the dark in the middle of nowhere. The night was dreamy enough and the road dark enough that it almost seemed the DQ was an illusion, and either I’d pull in and it would turn into something else or disappear altogether, or it was a trap, a portal to another dimension and I’d enter some dramatic scenario, the heroine in danger but bravely saving herself and others from some hidden danger in this seemingly innocent place.

But I just enjoyed a medium vanilla with chocolate dip, really enjoyed it. It’s been a while. Maybe that’s why the DQ magically emerged.

I love to photograph scenes on rainy nights; visit my gallery At Night in the Rain—it’s older so the images are small, but they are full of magical colors and neon and puddles and streets.


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