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


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

Grand Isle Birds & a Giveaway


Dear readers, how I’ve missed you.  I can only hope that you’ve missed me as much and haven’t totally given up on finding a new post here in this century! It was very rough winter for me as far as … Continue reading