Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Roosters in Treme

Look closely, there are two babies and a Momma

Monday, May 29, 2006

Ruthie Monday VII and My Birthday

Today is my birthday, and my sister Mandy made me a lovely fairy.


That's my aunt Suzanne kissing it.



That's Manna behind it.


This is the fairy attempting to beguile Ruth-Anne.



This is Ruthie thinking about it.




This is Ruthie and the fairy sniffing each other.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lake Pontchartrain From the Sky

I took pictures of the lake from my airplane window the other day:






Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Angel's Trumpets



...from my garden -they are HUGE! The scent, which only hits in the evening, is very heavy and sweetly intoxicating.






Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Manna's Shower

Fun Pictures from the baby Shower!



















Somebody made onesies with the logos from Jess' two bands!
This one is Kino Proby.












Manna demonstrates the function of the gift card.
























I like Bows.



All Photos are by Sherri Hughes

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Apple Blossoms and Fog in Maine


Yes. It's Perfect. Yes, It's sick. Yes, I was born here. But the grass is always greener, and I love New Orleans. Sure is warmer.

Me and the Fam

Manna's Baybay showah was a blahst.
That's me, my cousin Jen, My sister Manna, my cousin Becky-and then kid gettin' the early start is her son, Caleb. Yep.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Megacity and a Farewell for Kino Proby

Jess- dad plays in two bands, each of which played the night that I got into Portland, Maine. Ironically, he played at a bar called The Big Easy. Weird.





The first band to play is Megacity. Jess writes the music for this one. The members are all wearing Kino Proby shirts in honor of the band to follow, as last night was it's last night playing in Maine.






This is Kino Proby. They are tribute band to Kino, conceived by singer and song writer Viktor Tsoi, a fantastically popular Russian rock and roll star who wasn't favored by the USSR government. You really should read the history of Kinomania, it's a treat.

Russians from all over seek out Kino Proby and, some being original fans from the 80s, rock out like crazed nostalgics during the sets.

During the show, they were wearing black and I hate using flash so this is all I will show ( I swear, I'm going to get a Nikon D70 when I can, with a bounce flash)... If you want to see better pictures, go to the picture session on their website.

Their last show ever will be in Boston at The All Asian Cafe, on Saturday May 20. Jarlath, one of the creators and main steam behind the band is moving to Russia to be closer to the spirit of Viktor.




Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Going to Maine

My sister is having a BAY BAY and this weekend is her shower. Yeah, I am in both pictures, but as you can see, it's hard to find the perfect picture opportunity with these two. I resort to tricks.

Manna-mom























Jess-Dad


I am really happy that she is having a kid first. Having been brought into thisworld 8 years before her, I had the market cornered on a bunch of firsts. Hooray, Manna!

Scenes from Maine:



















The Greer's back yard and Back Road, Alfred Maine




The Marsh, on the way to Kennebunk and Beach Rocks


























My mom's back woods

Monday, May 15, 2006

Ruthie Monday V

Ruth-Anne in the Garden, with Hibiscus:


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sunflowers of New Orleans East

Seed scattered by the storm has brought a little color to a dismal landscape:





Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dickie + Christine = Stella Evangeline

New Baby Here!

Dickie


Christine

Stella
photo by one of the parents

Stella Evangeline arrived on Cinco de Mayo. Is there a theme here?