Photographers' Tour, Part 1 — 32 Comments

  1. A very informative post! I enjoy learning about wild foods that can or can’t be eaten. I’m in the process of learning desert foods that I can eat here. I’m looking forward to part 2 of this post.

  2. This is why a lot of folks have water gardens. Aqua-gardening is fascinating. I’ve always enjoyed water lilies and some of their stunning flowers. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for the edible information I didn’t know about.

  3. Great post … and very timely. I noticed one of my facebook friends posted that she had Graine a Voler for sale, and I was wondering what she was talking about. I even tried to google it!

    • REALLY? She goes to all the trouble to find it and harvest it? Do you know if she gathers it or has someone else do it for her? You should ask her more about it because it’s quite time consuming! But it ’tis the season to be gathering! I will be going back to harvest some soon . . . .

  4. I am so jealous!! Thanks to my heart I had to give up my boat… but Man thats beautiful….who would want to live anywhere else??

    • How right you are! So, do you like oak cheniers? Sorry you had to give up your boat, but if you’d like to take this tour and you can get 3 more folks together, you know how to reach me!!! PS Thanks for “following” my blog! BW

  5. Love all your blogs! I read them over abs over again and wait for new ones to arrive!! I have learned so much from your blogs!! Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Thanks, Megan. I love writing them, but the busier I get this seems to be the one thing that suffers most : (. Takes a lot of time to produce a decent blog post worth reading!!! But so glad you’re still here!

    • Michelle, welcome to the bayou. Where are you from? I hope you get to come after things cool off a bit! It is so hot right now, it’s almost unbearable when you’re standing still! Thanks for reading the blog and leaving a comment, too! BW

      • Thanks!! I am transplated from Texas but not true Texan either. I was transplanted from Colorado. I met and married my second husband (now ex) in Venice/Buras of all places. I had 2 children from my marriage. My daughter was Born at Charity Hospital New Orleans and was laid to rest in St Patricks #3 there and my son was born in Abbeville. My son and I left and went back to Texas after my divorce and after spending about 11 years back there decided it was time to come home after I got laid off from my job. There are things here that I Love and hate, the heat of course being the thing you hate. I am trying to get my sister and step-mom to make a trip over and let them see the beauty of this place that I have come to Love and Call Home. Truly love your Blog and am so excited that I stumbled across it.
        Blessings, Michelle

  6. “Furthermore, the seeds are said to be an aphrodisiac, but I can’t vouch for that fact.” Correct me if I’m wrong. You’re married to a Native American AND you have 5 children!

    Waiting on part 2

  7. What? No comments this morning? That’s like not having coffee when I get up. Guess I better get cracking on Part 2 since y’all are so demanding these days! Spoiled brats is more like it. (Let’s see who gets stirred into action by this little comment!)

  8. Yeah, boy! I already left a post. I was just back here to read more comments. Drinking my coffee and heading to work.

  9. Yesterday I saw a pink flamingo at the bottom of the off ramp onto Bayou Dularge. Are they common here? I’d never seen one except in the Bahamas.

    • It would have been a “roseate spoonbill” and not a flamingo, Monica. A common mistake! The roseate spoonbills are common here, but we don’t usually see them in the hot summer months. You were one of the lucky few!

  10. Personally, I love the huge lily-pad-leaves better than the flowers. And the rafts of floating green remind me of what happens here after flooding rains. Hydrilla gets torn loose upstream, comes down Clear Creek and fills up Galveston Bay. It’s just a hoot to see it looking like a swamp out there!

    It’s been so hot here that most of our birds have disappeared. The Louisiana heron is still out and about, though, and just an occasional egret. We’re all keeping an eye on the new systems that suddenly have popped up!

  11. I’m late to comment on this because I’ve been traveling with my camera – soaking in as much of Louisiana’s landscape as possible. Thank you Wendy for such an amazing tour – it was truly magical – so many amazing birds and flowers- every corner of the swamp is bursting with life. I agree with the comment above – why would anyone want to live anywhere else? This floating liquid land is the most beautiful I’ve seen. Our day was the highlight of my trip!

    • And I, my new friend, consider myself very fortunate that you found me and wrote me that first email. It was my pleasure to share this beauty with you, just as it is, for the value it is; but it’s especially good to help you with your project that will bring more focus on our ongoing plight here and fight for our own “sense of place” and culture. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip too, as it’s very rewarding to see another person’s reaction to and appreciation of the beauty we have here. I suspect we will be keeping in touch, and let me know if I can help you in any way, either with the project or just some motherly advice!

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