Sunday, August 20, 2017

Is that Rain?

It's amazing how many skies we can record from Jackie's perch on her balcony apartment.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Clouds in Pink

Jackie shot this with the Spring Condominiums in the foreground.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Clouds

Sometimes you just need to look at the clouds. This one from Jackie.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

It's the Season of Abandoned Shoes

This one near Jackie's apartment. I'm sure there's a story in all of these although I have trouble imagining them.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Temporary shoe, abandoned

Jackie says these are given to people who get pedicures. She captured this one in its abandoned situ. These shots are never posed on this blog. We have our standards.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Blew Out my Flip Flop

It's pretty easy to see why this one was abandoned. Jackie caught this edition to the long-running abandoned shoes meme.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Green on Green

Jackie shot this interesting mix of plants near her apartment. Living downtown in high rises doesn't mean we don't see lots of things growing.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pattern on Pattern

We've taken various pictures of this graphic mural on Walter Seaholm Drive. Jackie took this shot, noting that the fig ivy growing over it was threatening the mural but, for now, enhancing the pattern.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Dreams Come True

Long ago some Austin lady musician legends made a wonderful album together. They had a reunion at Antone's last month.  Jackie got this great shot and said:
"We had fun at Antone’s for the reunion of “the girls” who made the 1990 “Dreams Come True” album – one of our favorites. Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli, of course."

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Free time, me time


This young lady was having a peaceful few minutes checking out the people rowing by on the lake and contemplating life.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunday in the park


I took this photo on a recent Sunday afternoon. These folks were having a good time just hanging out and watching the folks paddle by on Lady Bird Lake.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Young at heart


This is Emma Lou Linn -- She has a PhD, was the second woman in history to serve on the Austin City Council (1975-77), has served as a professor at a local university for forty years, was a farm girl who milked cows and played in corn fields, became a professional basketball player after college and is still an all-round adventure seeker. Eighty years old and still going strong. Today is the first of the month and, thus, theme day at City Daily Photo. Click here for other interpretations of 'young at heart.'

Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Muranos


A friend here in the building has these two Murano lamps that he is trying to sell and he sent me a photo of them. I wasn't able to find him a buyer. They are pretty, that's for sure

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nicoise Salad


This toothsome delight was really tasty and just filling enough. I ordered it at a local restaurant called Tolouse in the Domain center. I enjoy ordering a Nicoise Salad and seeing the interpretation different restaurants give the dish.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Swordfish swims with flavor.


A new local restaurant called ATX Cocina opened the other day. We were privileged to attend the soft opening and this swordfish dish was served to us. I found it to be very well prepared, with plenty of juiciness and flavor.

Friday, July 28, 2017

22nd Century? In The Domain


Cosmic mushrooms? Not sure what these decorative elements are supposed to be, but they are striking, that's for sure. We went to the local high-end shopping center for a Sunday stroll the other day.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Eggs Bick Benedict (Sorry, you'll have to watch "Giant" to understand.)


I had this delightful variant on Eggs Benedict at Fixe last Sunday. Red Beans and Biscuits with a light Hollandaise. Really tasty. Eggs were perfect.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sums it up


A trendy store on Second Street was trying to sum up what Austinites do -- well, there is a lot of truth to this, for some folks. My days of tight pants are over -- except for the waistline.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two pairs of abandoned shoes


This is a first, I think. Two pairs of abandoned shoes in one place. They look like they had some more life in them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birthday card


Linda made me this wonderful birthday card and it was waiting for me on my computer keyboard a few days ago.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Reserved for us!


One of our favorite restaurants, Fixe, has that framed photo of us ready to welcome us to our table for my birthday dinner the other night. We love service like that!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

A cloudy day in Austin town


What a marvelous skyline in my hometown - it wasn't like this when I was growing up here! These clouds gave the scene a dramatic feel. But I was able to make it home without being rained on.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Keep off the grass


The curators of the Great Lawn are always trying to get one area of grass or another green before the next big festival comes along to trample it down again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Smooth sailing


These people were having a good time talking to each other as they made their way along in the waters of Lady Bird Lake on a recent morning. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Independent!


The Independent is going up at a fast clip. This building will be the tallest residential only building west of the Mississippi when it is done-- and it is just west of our condo tower.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dishing the dirt


This dog was tuckered out and just hit the dirt by the volleyball space at Zilker Park the other day.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This explains it


Zilker Park gets its due on social media! It's up to us in Austin to post photos of this beautiful greenspace.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

(missing you) 100


Maybe my header doesn't make sense -- the deal is, Zilker Park is 100 years old and it is up to us to be the "one" in 100 by putting photos on social media. I will post a closeup of the sign tomorrow.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fonda San Miguel Decor

Everywhere you look at Fonda San Miguel, one of our favorite restaurants, the decor astounds.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tribute to Miguel

Our friend (and everyone else's, too) Miquel Ravago died recently. This portrait by artist Roi James in the restaurant he co-founded (Fonda San Miguel in Austin) is surrounded by candles and flowers in his honor. We will all miss him.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Satellite or ?

This was on the lawn near the Hike and Bike Trail and the Mexican American Cultural Center. That appears to be a solar panel, but I couldn't find a sign defining the purpose of this thing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our new senator?


We attended a fundraiser in a West Austin home not long ago for Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who is hoping to unseat one of our US senators. A number of our friends were there.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tuesday on the lake with dogs


Lots of people like to let their dogs frolic in Lady Bird Lake on a sunny day.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Veggies for sale!


Summer veggies were looking good at the Farmer's Market the other day. Makes me want to look up a good squash soup recipe.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Seaholm Story


Yes, the Seaholm is now an office shopping complex. But it used to be a power plant -- the big one for our town. This elaborate sign tells the tale.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

It's a dog's life


This pooch was pooped and he decided to relax a bit while his masters hung out.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pretty sky and skyline


Yes, I post a lot of these; but the sky was especially nice on this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fun for the Fourth


What's more all-American than having a good time playing sports? This game wasn't happening on the Fourth of July, but I thought it would be appropriate to post it today.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Gelato to go


We love the food trailers along Barton Springs Road. You'll find just about anything here -- even Italian ices.