Gerald Herbert, Associated Press, writes:
I’ve long wanted to explore St. Francisville, La., because the town is supposed to have great road cycling. I was there today — for work, not pleasure — and instead of riding a bike, I ended up exploring by skiff, navigating floodwaters at the lowest part of the town. The townspeople there are open and helpful, and the police introduced me to a town alderman who took me out on his skiff at 6:30 a.m. to tour the floods — an extremely nice gesture. The murky, brown water made for a soft reflection of the early morning sun, so I framed the reflection instead of the sun itself, creating a more powerful, somber mood.