Monday, April 24, 2017

They're not dummies!

These mannequins have a bird's eye view of Lavaca Street from the balcony outside the Hampton Inn. Kind of an arresting sight!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Love those dogs!

Another shot from the Taliwaggers gala that we attended -- lots of cute dogs were out there getting hugs.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


That's us in the middle -- we have a great time at this Tailwaggers Neo-Gala for Austin Pets Alive the other night.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Men Working

It's not all done by machine. The building going up where the Austin Music Hall used to be was pouring columns. Those guys are guiding the funnel into the forms. The poster on the fence (lower left) shows what the office building will ultimately look like.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Serpent Handle

This is a detail from the decorative gate at the Zilker Botanical Garden. A reference to the Garden of Eden, perhaps.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Anvil Cloud

Jackie caught this anvil cloud from the balcony of her apartment.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Local Hindu Temple

Jackie attended a retreat at a Hindu temple that used to be Barsana Dam, now Radha Madhav Dham. The ashram occupies 200 acres about one-half hour’s drive south and five minutes’ drive from the Salt Lick BBQ restaurant. It’s the oldest Hindu Temple in Texas and the largest in North America. It was founded in 1990 by Swami Prakashanand Saraswati. In 2011 Saraswati was convicted of 20 counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor and sentenced to 280 years in prison. But before he could be imprisoned, he skipped his $10 million bond (provided by a TV infomercial entrepreneur) and disappeared, creating quite a local scandal. Federal officials believe the Swami’s followers moved him to Mexico and then helped him travel to India on a fake passport.