Sunday, May 22, 2011

Big Sky

I've just spent over a week with my parents in Mississippi, enjoying their backyard, the sky, the endless horizon, and the sweet tea.

Did I mention the spectacular sunsets?


This is what a thunderstorm looks like when it's just starting out in life. A few minutes later, this was a full-on thunderhead.

The Louisiana wetlands. With record or near-record flooding all down the Mississippi, Louisiana opened up a few levies and the spillway to keep the rising waters from flooding New Orleans again. This stretch of water is usually pretty calm and serene. Now there are flashing signs all across the highway instructing motorists not to stop on the spillway because everyone is surprised by the rushing water beneath the railroad tracks.