The Opening


E vents and memories of them last a long time. Eventually, we process them the best that we can. Musicians write songs, writers discuss what happened with their words. Photographers and artists who work on paper make some kind of visual statement. That’s what I did. We hunkered down when Hurricane Ida struck on theContinue reading “The Opening”

Something About Stars


H urricanes and water. That’s what we are looking at. We are also looking at a full frame picture, not something made on a phone. It is a reason to leave Louisiana. Two 100 year storms in 16 years. First came Katrina. Then, came Ida. That’s enough right there. It’s enough not to have powerContinue reading “Something About Stars”

The Waiting


T om Petty said that they waiting is the hardest part. And, so it is. Most of the preparations have been done. I was about to take the trash out when I remembered not to do it. During a hurricane the trash cans get blown around and the trash gets plastered to your house. Or,Continue reading “The Waiting”

A Mystery To Me


The waiting is the hardest part. So, said Tom Petty. I’m trying to get my work done by about noon because Hurricane Zeta should be along a few hours later. That means I should shut down this main machine. And, close the lower storm shutters. The all seeing dog didn’t like being out this morning.Continue reading “A Mystery To Me”

It’s All Good


Alabama. Hurricane Sally tuned even further eastward. She made landfall at Alabama. She dumped 24 inches of rain in about three hours. She’s moving so slowly that falling water combined with storm surges is turning catastrophic. We, in Louisiana and especially in New Orleans, felt the outer bands of wind and a little rain. WeContinue reading “It’s All Good”

On This Day


Today. Fourteen years. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. Time doesn’t matter. Like anyone who was in New Orleans at the time, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember evacuating from Hurricane Katrina. I remember coming home to see my house had flooded. I remember my neighborhood looking destroyed. IContinue reading “On This Day”

Hmmmm…


There came a storm. Until it didn’t. By around 10:30 pm, the night before the big event, everything changed. No storm surge. The river would only rise to 17 feet. Well below flood level. And, the rain will average around 6 inches over 24 hours in New Orleans. Yes. It’s windy. We may still loseContinue reading “Hmmmm…”

They Said…


They said. They said it as late as last night’s 6 pm news. They said a hurricane was coming. They said a tropical storm was coming. They all lied. At least they did that late in the day. When anybody could log into NOAA, the national weather service, and see nothing was coming. No rain.Continue reading “They Said…”

Waiting…


Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. That’s the hardest part said Tom Petty. As of now, the storm has slowed down a bit. We should get rain and winds along towards the end of the afternoon with the storm passing through around midnight. Or, after midnight as J.J, Cale wrote and Eric Clapton sang. It’s a Category 1Continue reading “Waiting…”