I had to park on top of the parking garage today after lunch and as I was coming up to the parking space, I noticed a bird in the middle of the drive that wouldn't move. I squeezed past it and then walked over to check on it. The wind was blowing so hard, I could barely walk toward it. There was a stiff breeze blowing in from the south and the the buildings were concentrating in to a full gale force wind. The bird raised its wings and struggled to fight against the wind, eventually finding a safer place near the building.
As I hopped in my car, they announced that Corps of Engineers was opening the Bonne' Carre' spillway above New Orleans to divert some of the Mississippi water around the city and into Lake Pontchartrain. It will be open two to four weeks. It's because of the rain and melting snow water pouring down into the Gulf.
It make me think that when nature is putting on a show of force such as these two, it's time to just sit and take it all in. This bench sits on the Moon Walk by the river. The photo is run through a sketch filter.
Have a seat. Watch the power of nature. Observe.
-- steve buser