Saturday, November 30, 2019

Little Super Patriot

This child rode in the fire engine in the Veterans Day Parade. She appears to have a "Super" log on her shirt and was very seriously waving her flag.

Friday, November 29, 2019

A Work of Art

Here is FFP posing in this stunning work by artist Josef Kristofoletti. According the Austin's Art in Public Places: "Topping ten stories tall, Tau Ceti creates a stunning optic experience as sunlight from surrounding buildings refract and correspond with the painted gradient color spectrum throughout the day. Tau Ceti references a single star in the constellation Cetus (pronounced: see tus) that is spectrally similar to our own sun." This is at the corner of Brazos and East Second.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gingerbread House?

This bar on Rainey Street appears ready for the Holiday Season.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Just Breathe!

That's good advice for the holidays! Just breathe. The RIP next to it is part of another piece of graffiti on the railroad bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

From my window

Looking out of my old window. I worked out of an office building we owned for many years with this view. We sold it to a young doctor over a decade ago. I went in for my physical and saw this old sign was still there across the street. Kind of worse for the wear!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Matt's Big Night


Our friend Matt Maldonado presented his final recital for his PhD program the other night. He played mostly Kenny Garrett tunes.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A colorful present


I bought this box of pocket squares for a friend the other day -- quite a bargain, I thought -- and all packed in a gift box, too.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Pork shoulder sandwich


That is one tall order! Linda had this delicious pork sandwich at Fixe the other night. She mashed it down and then used a knife and fork on it.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Toys wanting a kid!


All kinds of cute toys wanting to have a home. This is another photo from the Settlement Home Garage Sale.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Silvery prizes


More items for sale at the Settlement Home Garage Sale. All for a great cause.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Flowers, flowers and more flowers


Lots of decorative stuff at the Settlement Home Garage Sale. This event happens every year.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Yet another gala


This time it's the Texas Book Festival shindig. We always have terrific table companions.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Live tall and Proper


The Proper is the name of a new hotel/condo building a block south of us, more or less. The windows on this tower are pretty cool.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Our table at the Swan Songs gala



We had a terrific time at Swan Songs gala the other night. This group provides all types of music for people in the final stages of their lives.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Stick a fork in pork!


We went to party at friend's house out in the country the other night. She cooked a whole pig and then it was ready for consumption.

Friday, November 15, 2019

It's that time of year


We love The Nutcracker -- and it's back again this year. Ballet Austin always puts on a great production with lots of happy kids making their debuts as mice and angels. The professional dancers have a good time as well.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

That's some serious neon!


We went to vote at City Hal the other day and saw this tall animal made out of neon in the lobby.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Art at City Hall


Our city likes to hang the work of local artists in the lobby. We saw this piece when we went to vote on a recent afternoon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wavy windows


This new tower just south of us has interesting windows that are set at angles to each other.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Elvis is in the house!


Some people make a real effort to make Halloween fun -- here you see an elaborate display outside an old West Austin home.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Such a lovely sight


Our city has seen fit to unleash scooters on the sidewalks, by the thousands. Here you see how they are carefully stored-- NOT!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sondheim at Parker


On a recent night, Austin Shakespeare held a Sondheim concert at Parker Jazz Club. Here you see the cast assembling for a final bow.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Music brings joy.


We support a group here in town called Swan Songs. At their gala the other night, they showed photos of musical groups/acts/singers entertaining people who are in the final stages of their lives. Here you see a barbershop quartet doing just that.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Caesar salad


A nearby Mexican restaurant offers a Caesar Salad on the menu. Loved this version, with anchovy dressing. Very tasty.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Guard Dog

It always amuses me to see dogs come to the window of a house to mark our passing on foot.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Lost Flip Flop

People seem to lose their shoes where we are walking. My hikers are securely on my feet!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Strolling on the Highway

The busiest thoroughfare through town has a protected path for pedestrians, scooters, and bikes to get over Lady Bird Lake. To the left of my partner, you see exit lanes and main northbound lanes of Interstate 35. Some of the buildings around Rainey Street and beyond can be seen.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Paint it Orange and Slap a Logo on It

I'm always amazed at the souvenir junk that gets trotted out for the local team.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Moonlight Tower

A few of our historic moonlight towers survive. This one is the at Guadalupe and Ninth.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Theme Day-- Brown


Nothing could symbolize our summer this year than the brown color of so many trees, shrubs, bushes and grass -- in Austin. The drought has been horrendous, and it's a wonder there are any green plants left in town. I took this photo of a couple of dried-out bushes on a recent walk around downtown.