Like Mother, Like Son

Seth with a Bass

Before I started this blog in 2007 and long before anyone really ever heard of the Bayou Woman, I spent a lot of time out on the water exploring, sight seeing, photographing, and fishing.  My youngest son, appropriately nicknamed Termite the Tenacious, … Continue reading

Graine a Voler – American Lotus


Skim across the surface of the warm, fecund waters of the shallow marshes of South Louisiana in midsummer and behold the gift of a floating field of the largest flowering plant in the state. The wind whips the giant leaves, … Continue reading

Vibrio – The Summer Bummer!


Recently I’ve noticed multiple warning posts on social media sites about Vibrio Vulnificus, a naturally-occurring, necrotizing bacteria found in our Gulf coastal and inland saline/brackish waters. These posts suggest things like “Be sure and keep Hydrogen Peroxide on your boat.” Of course, Mamma … Continue reading

Farm Alligator Returns


Farm Alligator Returns.  Sounds like the title of a children’s picture book, doesn’t it?  Far from a kid’s story, the return of alligators is big business in coastal Louisiana.  Several times a year in the low-lying areas of brackish, intermediate, … Continue reading

Fresh Tomato Sandwich, Fresh Figs, and a month in the life . . .

Summer LUnch

This morning I noticed a hand-painted sign near the road at a little old man’s house just up the road, so I whipped in and bought 9 beautiful, home-grown tomatoes for $3.50, and he threw in the fresh-picked “Improved Celeste” figs … Continue reading