The levees that border the Mississippi River are huge. They aren’t what you are thinking when you hear the word levee. These things are wide at the top and broad at the bottom. There is a pathway on the top that bikers, runners and walkers share. Dogs share it too. Sometimes service and maintenance trucks and the Levee Police drive along it as well. It’s big. It’s a great place for an evening stroll, even in the summer.
The picture, itself? Oh, you don’t want to know. Long time friends of Storyteller know that I have no problem with drive by shootings. With cameras. Not guns. In this case, it wasn’t much of a drive by. I was stuck in late afternoon rush hour traffic. The average speed was probably 3 mph. When I took this picture, the average speed was zero. For about five minutes. I just rolled down the driver’s side window and stuck my camera out there. That’s the story.