I haven’t travel due to ice and snow on the ground. May art and craft projects remain incomplete because it is to cold to varnish them. Since I taken a lot of pictures, go check out my flower blog. Up Close to Flowers
Some of these photos were taken at Home Depot, outside of grocery stores, or anywhere where the flowers caught my attention.
No, the Mississippi River is not smaller than it appears in the pictures. There are reasons it is called the mighty Mississippi. Just a few months ago, the water levels were above flood stage and walking on the leave was prohibited.
The current Louisiana State Capital building was built during the depression era to create jobs by Governor Huey P. Long. Long was later shot and killed inside the building.
It is the tallest capital building in the United States. The observation tower is located on the 24th floor and the elevator go to the 30th floor.
The view of the Mississippi River shows you just how mighty it is. LSU”s tiger stadium can be seen from the tower.
Before you plan your visit, keep in mind that I don’t think that the government wants you to visit downtown Baton Rouge. Security is so tight around the capital building you can no longer park near it. Almost every other parking spot is 2 hour paid parking unless you want to park in a garage and walk. Be prepare to have your possessions scanned and walk through a metal detector.
Traffic in Baton Rouge is horrendous and don’t even attempt to cross the bridge during the hours surrounding rush the hours.
On February 1 and 2, 2016, the “Heartland of America” was hit with record snowfall for a 2 day period. Grand Island, Nebraska was at the bulls eye of the storm. It received 18.3 inches of snow with 45+ mph wind gust. Here are a few pictures I took.
It is starting to snow.
7 a.m. Tuesday morning. Don’t think I will be going out in that!
Wednesday – will I be able to get my car in the garage?
That doesn’t look too bad.
Oh my! Cold, cold hand!
This is going to be a challenge to get the car in the garage.
Thursday morning! The snow removal guys came and clear the sidewalks and rest of driveway. But, more snow.