This couple takes a sundown levee walk last night on the Lake Pontchartrain south shore. The low clouds were spining past us and into the maelstrom of Hurricane Ike. They had an eery patena -- capturing light that had been filtered through several cloud layers and then reflecting off the lake.
The brisk wind made it a pleasure to walk in the the direction this couple was going. The return trip was the muscle building leg of the workout.
You couldn't be doing this today because the weather is a series of quickly passing squalls with tornado watches by the dozens.
It will be tapering off this evening as the action moves to the Houston area where Hurricane Ike is expected bully its way into shore. But already this morning, listening to the radio, there have been two or three emergency evacuations here of areas down by the Gulf -- apparently higher surges than were expected.
You can watch some of the tragedy unfolding in Houston from Hurricane Ike at I Do Not Like Ike