Sunday, August 31, 2008


238/365+1:Bridge, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Early morning sun in my neighborhood.


237/365+1:Enter, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Along the driveway as you enter the park right near my house.

236/365+1:Hi Tone

236/365+1:Hi Tone, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

A mural I have driven by a thousand times in the past 6 years and only just saw this week.

235/365+1:No Tears

235/365+1:No Tears, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

I woke up crying on Wednesday, but made sure there were no tears at the airport. I didn't want her to see me upset-it makes her cry. I know she's off to a fabulous start when we both smile just before she passes through security.

234/365+1:Airport Hug

234/365+1:Airport Hug, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

We have lots of these pictures of Older Daughter and me at the airport. She's been traveling alone for years. I think this is a nice one, if a bit too pink. I'll play with the color before printing it.


233/365+1:Controversy, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Last Sunday I tried a new coffee place-my usual haunt was not open due to a staff over-sleep. I was not thrilled here. The young man who worked there was spouting his political/social theories. Not what I wanted to hear at 6:30 on a Sunday, especially since they did not happen to coincide with mine. I had to call bullshit at him. I won't be going back.
Hint: if you're going to try to talk politics with a customer, pretend you agree with her and talk about her after work with your friends. I'm just sayin'.

232/365+1:Pizza and Smile

232/365+1:Pizza and Smile, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Last day home-lunch of choice: pizza at Memphis Pizza Cafe, the family favorite for eat-in.


231/365+1:Aftermath, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Evidence of party past.

230/365+1:Party Flowers

230/365+1:Party Flowers, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

The "Bon Voyage" party had a rather French theme: Blue, White, and Red.

229/365+1:Packing Mess

229/365+1:Packing Mess, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Trying to catch up-these photos will be out of order chronologically, but will give an insight into my life of late-scattered and so busy. This is at 10:00 p.m. the night before Older Daughter left for Paris.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My fabulous Older Daughter has a blog! (OK, well she hasn't posted yet.)
Please visit her here and show her some love.
I will return to posting pictures tomorrow, after she leaves for Paris.
I've been very busy being a mom.

Monday, August 18, 2008

228/365+1:For You

228/365+1:For You, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Older Daughter leaves for Paris on August 27th and won't be back until next July. Until the day she's back, we're flying the French flag on our house. If I were superstitious, I'd say it's keeping her safe.


227/365+1:Finally., originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Asleep on the couch after hours of travel


226/365+1:Hurry!, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Waiting for Older Daughter to get off the plane

225/365+1:Rev. Father Elvis

225/365+1:Rev. Father Elivs, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Terrible light, but irresistible. The week of August 16th, EVERYBODY is Elvis.

224/365+1: Summer View

224/365+1: Summer View, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

This is the summer update of this.

223/365+1: R.I.P.

223/365+1: R.I.P., originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


222/365+1:Pitch, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

The weather finally broke here. It was over 100 for ages. It's now in the 80's during the day and low 70's in the evening and last night was a perfect night for a ball game.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

221/365+1:Dusk Spire and A Dollar Short

I'm a day late. I can't help it. I'm really, really busy right now. This is likely to be a low posting week, but I'll catch up soon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

220/365+1:Evening Sun

220/365+1:Evening Sun, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Tired. Good night.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


219/365+1:Hungry?, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

I get hungry just looking at this. I love the colors and juices of summer.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

218/365+1:Bogie Waits For Mom (for my sister, who loves terriers as much as I do.)

218/365+1:Bogie Waits For Mom, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

If you've been reading for a while, you understand the importance of my morning coffee ritual. During the week, it's one place and one place only. There are several people I've come to know for three minutes a day. One of them is M, with whom I became acquainted because I fell in love with her dog in the parking lot. He waits so patiently while she makes the coffee run. This is his last stop before doggie day care each morning. The photo is a bit milky because it's taken through the car window, but I love the attentive look on his face.

Sis, this one's for you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

217/365+1:Hot As Hell's Angels

217/365+1:Hot As Hell's Angels, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

On the ride home. It's over 100 degrees here in the afternoon-I cannot imagine a black leather vest.

216/365+1:Swingin' Hand

216/365+1:Swingin' Hand, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

The Attorney was watching movie credits, waiting to hear who was singing the song in the film, and her hand was shaking in time. I like the motion of the remote.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Our local paper is taking contributions for a coffee-table photograph book of local people and sights. I have made several contributions. Would you be interested in looking at my photos and voting for any that you think might be good enough to include? The website is

My name (for those of you who did not already know) is Claire Ryan.

I am afraid that you have to register to vote, but it might be worth your time-there are some wonderful photographs on this site. The competition is stiff.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

215/365+1:Coffee Break

215/365+1:Coffee Break, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Many of my favorite 6 a.m. haunts display the art of local folk. I like the way this piece looks on this wall.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

214/365+1:Fun With Focal B&W

214/365+1:Fun With Focal B&W, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

I have Phot*sh*p, but mostly I use Picasa-it's quick and easy and has tools that are fun.

Friday, August 1, 2008

July Retrospective

July Retrospective, originally uploaded by Yankee T.

Fun! I had fun in July!