Thursday, April 10, 2008

Point to ponder

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


Southern Heart said...

Very neat photo...and a very astute observation.

Lynette said...

I can just about feel that wind, Steve. And I've been along that walk a time or two--wouldn't mind being there again some day. Thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting post, Steve. Birds have all kinds of problems in strong winds. I guess we all do.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

judyb54 said...

I'll be sitting on one of those benches tomorrow during FQ Fest.
Looking forward to watching the Mighty Mississippi roll by, eating exquisite food and hearing good old New Orleans Jazz on a sunny Saturday!!

julia said...

Something different, draws attention to what can be overlooked.