Two wonderful shots.
Hi Glenn, Thanks very much, the top one was taken at about the time of your beautiful forboding photograph of Friday morning. As I went over the Jeff Davis overpass over I-10, continuing on my way to work, in front of me it looked like light brownish smoke or possibly fog, but it was actually a big windstorm filled with dirt flying all over the place. Extremely strange. And as for the oil pipe, we'll really hate to see when they intentionally open up the gushing again. sp
Wow, that's a very ominous sky. I looked at Glenn's photo also, and it's just amazing.
Hi Ellen, Thanks, it's hard to know what to wish for, where the local weather is concerned. The dark clouds block the sun and make it relatively cooler, but with rain comes the threat of street flooding. You can follow Glenn's beautiful photographic work in My Life in the Quarter ... it pops to the top of the blog roll when there's a new post, which is very frequently. love, sp
I know a lot of people hate it but, I absolutely love when the skies are like this! This is a great shot!It always reminds me of the times when I was in grammar school and on some rainy days, it would be so dark, it looked as if it were night. It was really cool being in school with it looking like that until...I started having to catch the bus in that mess...lol
Hi bc, Bad weather can be beautiful and and exciting to children... I remember when I was a little kid in Miami, I would watch hurricanes from the back porch. But somehow, driving through potholes disguised as puddles takes the mystique out of it for adults. Thanks, I'm glad you liked this. Bayou St. John is infinitely photogenic. sussah
that cloudy sky over the houses makes them look so small, yet not fragile at all.
Hi Aleph, in fact most of these houses along the bayou have withstood many bad storms. The oldest, the Pitot House (not pictured here, but around the curve of the water) has been standing for over 200 years. I liked what you said about angels-- there are many accounts of angels helping save people in Hurricane Katrina, probably many of them were not recognized as such. the words angels and people most certainly should be in the same sentence! thanks, sussah