June Hodge-Podge and Giveaway

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I know it’s not yet the official first day of summer, but tell that to the near 90-degree temperatures we’re enduring today.  This past week, I’ve worked with a lady carpenter replacing all the sills under the front porch of … Continue reading

Egrets & Otters & Books, Oh My!


It’s finally here…my second Children’s Picture Book! With lovely illustrations by Kayla Harris Johnson, we meet another local character, finding his way in the pastures and wetlands of Louisiana. While these books are available in both Print & eBook format … Continue reading

Vivian Foret Billiot, 1916-2016


When I first met this original bayou woman, it was 1979, and I was working as a dispatcher for ODECO.  She answered the old black telephone in her native tongue, her words lost on me. I had called her house … Continue reading

Lest We Forget

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Today is the sixth anniversary date of the BP Oil Spill off the coast of Louisiana.  In April 2012, I drove down to Grand Isle to walk the chenier in hopes of seeing and photographing some beautiful neotropical birds.  But … Continue reading