Day: August 8, 2017

Leafing


Leaves. Leaves that look sort of like fall. In the dog days of summer. After another rain storm. That’s the nature of things in Southeast Louisiana. It’s cool to see these little bits of color since most of the flowers are long gone. Some will come back again along about October when we have a second growing season. That is, assuming that we have a fairly normal fall season and the heat dissipates. But, normal? That’s the question. The unnamed storm that dumped between three and 10 inches of rain on the city in a few hours was not normal. What was normal — the new normal — occurred in the hours after the rain fell. The event became politicized. Almost weaponized. Everybody blamed everybody else. Every kind of nonsense theory started to bloom. Thank God for social media and the internet. Or, not. The truth is fairly simple. Either the storm was a 100 year event which is what the old timers talk about. The real old timers. Like my neighbor who is 96 …