Thursday, August 31, 2017

Work, work, work, til the job is done.


I shot this photo from the end of our hall a few weeks ago. I'll bet they have added three floors by now. It is amazing how fast the big buildings go up; and they tower so far above the skyline I knew as a kid.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Suprise in the Ground Cover

The frog and the butterfly aren't real, but they do provide a nice surprise when you walk by.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pond

One homeowner on Shelley in Old West Austin maintains a beautiful pond.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Unusual Planter

This gave me pause as we wandered around Old West Austin.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Signs that Make You Say 'HMM'

This slogan is on one of the several condo projects going up in our downtown neighborhood.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blooming in the Heat

In spite of the heat, things are still blooming. (Taken in July.) Not sure what this is, though.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Outsider Art

The window at Yard Dog on South Congress. They sell what one would call 'outsider art' or 'folk art.'

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Be Careful Approaching this Lost Cat

I always pay attention to the lost pet notices. This cat's name made me smile.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dodging the Sun

This woman was using an umbrella as she walked along the Zilker cliffs with a child. The sun really makes one want to carry their shade along.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 8

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 7

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 6

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 5

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 4

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 3

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 2

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jackie's Sunset Series, No. 1

Looking west from downtown Austin from Jackie's scenic perch.

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.'