Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This cow is done up just like a disco ball, reflecting her surroundings near Whole Foods.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keep It Weird

This cow, near Schlotzsky's on South Lamar has lots of Austin icons...including bats in her ears.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Might Have Rabies

You know we have that huge bat population? Well if you find one on the ground there's some chance it is a little dead rabid animal. So do not touch. This sign under the Congress Avenue Bridge (the primary home of a million or so of them this time of year) warns you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Shopping

There used to be an office paper depot in this store front across from the Four Seasons on Cesar Chavez. But now it's a scooter store.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cookie Cow

This cow is in the tiniest park in Austin (sign shown yesterday) and honors Girl Scout Cookies...she's covered with them.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tiniest Park in Austin

At the south end of the Drake Bridge one finds a grove of oak trees in the median. This spit of land was declared a park and named for a tree advocate, Margaret Hofmann.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Urban Tree

This tree and sidewalk are in a somewhat uneasy coexistence. This is on West Lynn climbing the hill toward Twelfth Street.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Cow? Yes, pretending to be a horse!

This gal stands outfitted like a cowboy (boots, kerchief) or his horse (saddle) on a busy part of the Lady Bird Lake trail north of the lake.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Names and Dates

Here's a detail from the memorial we showed yesterday. Notice the fallen officers on these two dates: 8/1/1966 and 11/22/1963.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Peace Officers Memorial

We showed you an interesting reflection in this memorial to fallen Texas Peace Officers a while back. Here's a photo facing it looking east.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I've Got My Eye on a New Guitar

We've had giant plastic guitars so I suppose it's not too surprising that someone painted guitars on one of the cows.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moo Cow

I can't remember where I shot this cow. (As in took its photo!) Readers? Also, I seem to see cows I've seen before in new places. Are there dups? Are they moving around?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

This mural at the gallery, Art on Fifth, seems to feature grackles on power lines with the Capitol and a Moonlight Tower in the background. So naturally grackles are perched atop the building there.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fly High

This clever graffiti graces the concrete wall as you go north on Lamar from Cesar Chavez.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pick it Up!

This giant garden tool sits among the current plastic cow display near Auditorium Shores touting (which really links to a City of Austin page.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Plastic Fauna

Man's Best Friend and that other furry pet thing are represented at this West Lynn vet's office by giant plastic images in hues perhaps not really found in nature. FFP is there for scale.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cow Sports an Austin Symbol

This cow has a depiction of the nightly bat flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge that we experience this time of year. Our Mexican Free Tail Bats eat tons of insects in the warm months when they are with us and having pups to swell their flock which numbers around a million. This cow is one of the herd on Auditorium Shores.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Armadillo Met His Maker

This guy met his maker in Travis Heights. He wasn't very big. Some people passing by speculated that he was a possum but he is, of course, a nine-banded armadillo.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Um, Not PIGskin?

I believe college football has revved up practice for fall and the NFL has agreed to have a season, too. This cow is meant to belie that thing about "the pigskin." It's near the Drake Bridge (South First) on Auditorium Shores.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Psychedelic Cow

A bunch of decorated cows graze near auditorium shores across from Butler Park. Can't remember this one's name but it was a reference to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reflection on a Tribute

There is a lovely memorial to Texas Peace Officers who died in the line of duty on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds. I happened to notice this reflection in it the other day as we walked around it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Texas Musician's Cow

The cow at the W Hotel is festooned like the Texas flag and has images of Texas musicians. Visible here? Billy Gibbons? Buddy Holly? Stevie Ray Vaughn? This one is on the W Hotel block near 2nd and Lavaca.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Farmer's Market Purchases

Last Saturday we purchased some peaches, two small spaghetti squashes, some garlic and some marinated feta cheese at the market near our condo.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Across the Great State

This ambitious mural in the Renaissance Market area on Guadalupe (The Drag), near UT, depicts an expanse of the state of Texas. Enlarge it to pick out various cities and to find interesting details like a tornado roaring in from Oklahoma.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Could it Be a Postcard?

City Daily Photo has a theme day on the first of each month. This time it's "postcard-worthy." We don't usually think of our pix as postcards but this one, with some of the skyline, Lady Bird Lake and some water recreation is a recent shot from Lou Neff Point that we thought we'd use for this.

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