Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brave princess


Yet another brave woman modeling at Art Bra Austin a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Peace and Love!


This model was doing the sixties thing at Art Bra Austin the other night.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Peter Max bra


This meticulously embroidered bra was on auction at Art Bra Austin a few weeks ago.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Art Bra Austin


This annual fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas raises money for this non-profit that helps women -- at no charge -- with their journey through breast cancer treatment.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Now See Here....

We were at the LBJ Library and Museum last month to see a special Viet Nam War exhibit. No pictures allowed in that, but the regular exhibits provide some opportunities.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Morning Glory

Spring brought lots of rain this year and everything bloomed long and hard including lots of Morning Glories.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Laugh and Learn the Rules

The trail foundation is putting up signs on the trails to keep us laughing but also apprised of the rules. This admonition to keep pets leashed shows a man with, yes, a goat.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good Pop

Local frozen confection company Good Pop has a spot in front of Whole Foods where you can take a picture with a giant replica of their popular watermelon-flavored ice pop. This is the Whole Foods we walk to for shopping. So does Jackie who snapped this picture. As she says this is a sure sign of summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lone Shoe

As I said to Jackie when she submitted this picture: "The abandoned shoe meme never gets old." She captured this one near the Lamar overpass. We never pose nor move the shoes without owners, letting them speak their volumes as intended.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Electric Drive

Austin has repurposed an old power plant (Seaholm) for restaurants and offices and built up the surrounding area with other businesses, condos, apartments, and stores. As part of this new district, they rechristened part of West Second as 'Electric Drive.' To emphasize this they added charging stations for electric cars. Jackie caught one being powered up.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Historic water fountain


I love this eight hydrant 1928-era water fountain on the Capitol grounds. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

New dish at Fixe


Coffee-infused BBQ sauce on a veal brisket cooked sous vide for over 40 hours. Now that's some serious meat! Fixe is a block from where we live. We eat there a lot. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bigger in Texas!


This colossal tree is on our State Capitol grounds.

Friday, June 17, 2016

That's our town!


Sometimes I cannot believe it's my hometown.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nau's for a juicy burger


Love these burgers at Nau's Drugstore -- a real old-fashioned soda fountain!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Pharaohs all back together


The Jazz Pharaohs got back together for a performance on a recent Friday. Here you see our pal Liz doing the vocal honors. That's Freddie on trombone, back for a night. He lives in Indiana now.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Here for Nau's


Nau's Drug Store is an old West Austin fixture. They are going through some tough times and lots of us are buying things there to help.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Knights of the Vine Party


Our annual black tie assemblage for Knights of the Vine happened a week or two ago. Great wine and food at the Four Seasons and we caught up with some old friends.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunset Over Lady Bird Lake

We run a lot of sunsets and often from this vantage point provided by our friend Jackie (across Lady Bird Lake) but this one struck all of us as so much like a painting with the smear of the rain cloud obscuring the sun. We had lots of rain in May and early June. This was taken n June 4th.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Anniversary Amenity


When we got to the Four Seasons the other day for our anniversary weekend, we were greeted with this wonderful amenity, including two of our wedding photos on white chocolate.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Four Seasons Flowers


The Four Seasons Hotel always has magnificent flowers in the lobby. These were no exception.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Quail-ity


This quail was stuffed with masa filing. A terrific dish at Lenoir recently.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Stickers galore


What can I say? This person has a lot of opinions.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Good day for singing


This husband-wife duo was singing at the Farmer's Market recently.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Serve em up!


A local soda fountain needed temp help in a recent crunch time so a lot of friends of ours pitched in to take orders and bus tables. Here is our pal Spring with Linda's taco.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Something to cluck about


This fried chicken sandwich at a restaurant near us is scrumptious.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love that Liz


Our vocalist friend Liz Morphis serenades a fundraising party for a charity we support.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Highlights


I took this photo of my companion in life the other day. It seems to work well for this Theme Day, Shadow and Highlight. (See here for other City Daily Photo interpretations of the theme.)