Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New graffiti exposure

Graffiti has taken a new form in ATX. I think that this placement with the girl's head was on purpose. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jazzing it up

Our friend Elias Haslinger (on sax) was leading a terrific band at Elephant Room the other night. The trombone player has been part of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the guitar player teaches at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. I am always amused when people in other parts of the world are shocked! shocked I tell you! that we have jazz players in Austin.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Row, row, row.

I always get a kick out of people who visit Austin for the first time and are surprised that we have a river running through the middle of town. If you want to go out on the water, you can rent all manner of small boats.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

All-star musicians; and what an age range.

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a national group recently and this short concert was a part of the proceedings. The age range of the people on stage was um, comprehensive. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dry Creek

This creek bed is a sharp contrast to the way it looked a few weeks ago when it was swollen with water. "Binary" is the word that comes to mind.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Breakfast baguette

We stayed at St. Cecilia, a luxury hotel near us recently. This is what one of their breakfast repasts looks like. That baguette was superb and the egg was perfectly soft boiled.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another birthday treat.

The restaurant in our local Four Seasons made me a cupcake that I could eat for my birthday. Thankfully, they didn't try to put all the candles on it.