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I love a good list and Just Frances readers seem to like knowing where the photos are, so here’s a list of all of the photo galleries in Just Frances. For photos prior to April 2009, please visit the RyanCentric Gallery.

Random Albums:

Run, Frances, Run (Last updated: March 8, 2015)

We Forgot the Tripod (Last updated: October 29, 2013)

Just Swirls (Last updated: June 8, 2013)


From Roslyn to Roslin to Rosslyn (August 2, 2015)

Over the Pentlands (July 30, 2015)

Tasty tots (July 5, 2015)

Friends and forces (June 28, 2015)

A religious day in Glasgow (May 17, 2015)

Carving out time (April 6, 2015)

An Easter treasure hunt (April 5, 2015)

Close call (April 4, 2015)

The Wardlaw Mausoleum (March 7, 2015)

Edinburgh's Wild West (March 5, 2015)

A dress-down skirt (January 11, 2015)

Castles and hillforts (January 4, 2015)


A day at the Kelvingrove (October 5, 2014)

Perambulating in Perth (September 15, 2014)

London girl (August 20, 2014)

Inch by inch (Inchcolm Abbey) (May 18, 2014)

Where blooms the sweet bluebell (May 17, 2014)

Retreating to nature (May 7, 2014)

Retreat to the castle! (May 7, 2014)

Stopping for the (Mel)roses (April 27, 2014)

Appreciating St Giles' (March 29, 2014)

But for freedom (March 23, 2014)

A childish day at the museum (March 17, 2014)

Castles in the glen (March 15, 2014)

Swords and smiles (March 2, 2014)

Craigmillar castle; finally (February 16, 2014)

Glencorse Reservoir: A quick walk (February 2, 2014)

The way of the monks (January 2, 2014)

Walking in the New Year (January 1, 2014)


The Christmas star (December 15, 2013)

Feeding time (November 9, 2013)

Franklin, my dear (November 8, 2013)

My Halloween interrobang (October 31, 2013)

A dam sweet day (October 29, 2013)

Almost all mines (October 28, 2013)

Railroads and Ramona (October 25, 2013)

We blew it (October 24, 2013)

Roca and rattlesnakes (October 22, 2013)

Falling words (September 26, 2013)

Family, friends, and falls (September 26, 2013)
Wow! What a busy week I’ve had. And—would you believe it from the title?—it was filled with family, friends, and (water)falls.

Redneck? Yes. (September 15, 2013)
I spent yesterday truly remembering my childhood and the joys of growing up redneck. And it was great. Well, except for the literal red neck that I developed from the blazing hot sun!

Bullets, bikes, and BBQ (September 10, 2013)
Once again, it’s been a couple of busy days as I enjoy my lovely American holidays.

Old bikes and flowers (Ailie's Garden) (July 20, 2013)
A wee wander around Ailie’s Garden at the Stirling Smith Museum.

The only lake (Inchmahome Priory) (July 13, 2013)
Inchmaholme Priory sits on an island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith, about 15 miles from Stirling. It’s managed by Historic Scotland and you access it via a small ferry boat at the Port of Menteith.

The abbey next door (June 8, 2013)
I spent the glorious, sun-shiny day walking over the River Forth on my way to Cambuskenneth Abbey.

A Stirling adventure (January 19, 2013)
Today I decided to go out geocaching for the first time in four years. It was also the first time I’ve ever gone on a solo adventure and the first time I’ve ever done one in an urban environment.

Holey-sock monkey (January 13, 2013)
A step-by-step guide for making sock monkeys.

A day in Peebles (January 12, 2013)
Today’s walk was in and near Peebles, along the River Tweed. The weather was quite brisk, but the skies were mostly blue and the company was completely enjoyable.


Mommy and me UK tour 2012 (October 30, 2012)
Mum's 2012 visit to the UK. Another great time was had!

A wee highland tour (July 31, 2012)
To round out my week’s summer holiday, I took a wee trip to the Highlands to spend a couple of days with friends. It was really and truly a fantastic break!

Escaping to the hermitage (July 28, 2012)
I spent a lovely day in Perthshire visiting the Hermitage and Fish Ladder with my friend, John. Oh, and a couple of whisky distilleries, too! (Fun!)

Egg-teastic (April 7, 2012)
I’ve had an eggteastic day making Easter tea eggs. (Get it? Eggteastic. Like eggtastic only tea instead of ta. No? OK, moving on…)

A birthday in Crieff (February 21, 2012)
I took myself to Crieff, Scotland, to celebrate my 38th birthday. It was really all about the candy and food, if I’m honest!

Crumble-tastic (January 27, 2012)
Today I decided to make a raspberry crumble with a pack of frozen raspberries that have been taking up space in the freezer for three months. The results were crumble-tastic!


Christmas in Aberdour, Scotland (December 27, 2011)
I went to Aberdour, Scotland, to spend Christmas with my friend and her parents. And whilst I wasn’t with my own family, I was made to feel like family indeed!

Thanksgiving (November 27, 2011)
Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday, and the fact that I was able to share the holiday with friends, despite being 6,000 miles from home, made me extremely thankful this year. The bonus is that I think everyone enjoyed their first Thanksgiving!

Robin Hood's Bay walk (August 30, 2011)
I spent the day walking along an old rail bed in North Yorkshire and couldn’t help but take a load of photos so that Mom could see the old train tunnels and arches.

Playing make believe (July 18, 2011)
I met a make believe friend for the first time today in Seattle. Yay! What fun we had wandering around laughing and being silly!

Bloomsday 2011 (May 1, 2011)
Bloomsday 2011 was a blast. And my nephew, Haden, and I ran the entire thing! Check out a recap of the event and see our times!

Fannies and haggis (January 25, 2011)
The second annual “Freeze Your Fanny and Burns’ Supper Extravaganza” was a success!


Finding Joy (December 31, 2010)
My 2010 resolution was to find a bit of joy every day. Each day, I thought about the things that bring me joy and posted them on Just Frances where you can share in my joyful things—one month at a time.

Oh, Canada! (December 30, 2010)
A couple of days in Canada was just what I needed for some rest and relaxation! Great food, loads of laughter, and amazing friends. Bliss!

Blagenda weekend (November 7, 2010)
What do you do with you pumpkins after Halloween? Well, if you’re of Germans from Russia heritage, you make blagenda. Yay!

Papier-mâché pumpkins (October 24, 2010)
Halloween means pumpkins and pumpkins mean fun! My foster daughter and I managed to fill two weekends with fun by making papier-mâché pumpkins.

An a-MAZE-ing day (October 17, 2010)
Yay! I had an a-MAZE-ing day with the kid at the Corn Maze on the Palouse. (Get it? A-MAZE-ing. Hee hee…)

Gone fishin’ (September 4, 2010)
Yay! I had a lot of fun fishin’ over Labor Day Weekend! I think I’d almost forgot how much fun simple things could be.

Pickles! (August 22, 2010)
Yay! Pickle-making weekend has finally arrived. And just in time, as I was out of pickles.

Girls’ weekend (August 2, 2010)
At 36 years of age, I’ve finally attended my first girls’ weekend. And you know what? It was pretty fun! (Yay!)

Kid days of summer (July 24, 2010)
My niece and nephew came out for a week of WSU summer camps: Flik to an over-night camp for smarty-pants kids and Haden to a day camp for kids who like to play hard!

Dining at Steptoe (July 9, 2010)
I finally made it up to the top of Steptoe Butte. It made for an enjoyable evening and a great view for my picnic dinner.

A weekend at home (May 16, 2010)
Just a rather boring weekend at home.

Easter at Kamiak (April 4, 2010)
A Easter Sunday hike up Kamiak Butte.

Mommy & Me: UK tour (March 13, 2010)
Mom and I traveled to England and Scotland to visit some my family and friends for two weeks in winter 2010.

Partners in phun (February 8, 2010)
My nephew, Haden, came out to visit so that we could run the Partners in Pain 5K together. We had a fantastically fun weekend!

Fannying around (January 25, 2010)
The inaugural “Freeze Your Fanny, Scrabble Showdown, and Burns’ Supper Extravaganza” at the Ryan house!


A solo UK holiday (December 10, 2009)
My first solo holiday post-widowhood, spent in England and Scotland visiting family and friends.

A childish visit (September 9, 2009)
Flik and Haden came to visit for a few days. I think they really came to meet and visit with the cat, Schrodie, and just tolerated hangin’ with Aunt Frannie.