A fallen tree branch, stripped of all of its leaves.
Broken windows, with glass tenuously hanging onto disintegrating, rusted window frames.
Piles of debris lining the sidewalks.
Peeling and warped paint chips, vigorously twisting and curling off of graying and discolored wood.
Vacant houses, seemingly empty of all life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
These photos were taken in a block in an average neighborhood in New Orleans. This weekend.
I hope these pictures speak to you about the enormous and long-lasting toll that Hurricane Katrina has taken on the City of New Orleans.