A Corner of the Country

It's hard to imagine a place more "country" than Ryan, Oklahoma.
It’s hard to imagine a place more “country” than Ryan, Oklahoma.
I spotted this fence while walking Max the Chihuahua.
I spotted this fence while walking Max the Chihuahua.

Abby and I visited her father’s widow Ethel in Ryan, Oklahoma, last weekend. As is our routine, we stopped in Ardmore and got Chinese take-out, which lasted three meals. Our last meal came from the Circle D Café in Ryan, the walls of which were poster after poster eschewing guns.

We brought the dogs and spent the night. Since I did most of the dog-walking, I was outside several times on both days, and had my iPhone with its excellent camera on board, and made a few images.

We pack the food from New China King in a camp cooler for the hour-long drive to Ryan, and when we get there, lunch is still too hot to handle barehanded.
We pack the food from New China King in a camp cooler for the hour-long drive to Ryan, and when we get there, lunch is still too hot to handle barehanded.
This was Abby's fortune, and it was correct.
This was Abby’s fortune, and it was correct.
Max and I cast shadows on the road to Ethel's house, known as "Upper Road."
Max and I cast shadows on the road to Ethel’s house, known as “Upper Road.”
Abby's sister Gail got this fortune.
Abby’s sister Gail got this fortune.
I thought the color of the fire in the propane heater in Ethel's kitchen was beautiful.
I thought the color of the fire in the propane heater in Ethel’s kitchen was beautiful.
A tree captures deep amber light against a blue sky at sunset in Ryan, Oklahoma.
A tree captures deep amber light against a blue sky at sunset in Ryan, Oklahoma.
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