Wednesday, July 31, 2013


This pleasant scene was shot from the bridge over Barton Springs as it spills toward Lady Bird Lake.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Boots

This new mural is on the side of Heritage Boots on South Congress.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tribute to Dad

One of the employees at the new Searsucker sports this 'Dad' tattoo. She's balanced, though. Her other bicep is a tribute to Mom.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rabbit and ?

We noticed a new sculpture outside the Zach Scott Theatre the other day. It appears to be a giant rabbit embracing a dog? Couldn't find a plaque with title or artist.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I'm Ready for my Close-Up

Saw this fetching Fiat on San Antonio Street one day this summer. I don't think the lashes are natural.

Friday, July 26, 2013

More Bikes

Austin has tons of bike shops. This one on South Congress has an odd name.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Texas, Our Texas

We went for a walk around the Capitol grounds the other day.  Sometimes we forget what a magnificent building the seat of our government is; and it was built in the 1800s.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Breaking the chains

Jovita's, once a popular Mexican restaurant and bar on S. First, has been closed for a while.  In context, this mural on the side of the place has special meaning.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What's he looking for?

I saw this scuba diver readying himself for a look under Lady Bird Lake's surface. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Work in Progress Two

Change is the constant. Here is another shot of this mural in progress. When it's done, we'll try to get a picture.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Work in Progress

Walked by the AMLI on Second the other night and saw that a mural was being painted on the wall inside their pass through between Second and Third. My friend Jackie was by earlier to catch the artist working on it.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I'll have a plate of tacos, please!

This big guy was resting on the patio at a local restaurant on Barton Springs Road a few days ago.  He seemed to enjoy all the attention.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Good idea.

Hard to argue with logic like this. Probably not what you'll hear in a high school commencement speech, though.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

They Paid the Ulitmate Price

Linda and I walked past the Peace Officers Memorial on the Capitol grounds recently.  Two names on this panel leaped out at me.  Billy Paul Speed was killed on the campus at The University of Texas on Aug 1, 1966, trying to deal with the Tower sniper.  (He was about two blocks away from me when he died.) J.D. Tippitt was killed on Nov 22, 1963 in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Row on Down

I was admiring these flowers on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge when I saw a couple of people on the lake.  They're a lot braver than me!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cooling Off

I went out for an afternoon walk and saw this group of people water-parked under the Lamar Blvd bridge.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Xeriscape Hippo

This hippo is resting in a Xersicaped yard in West Austin.  He does blend right in.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oh no, Car2Go!

Whoever drove this Car2Go last needs to take a remedial lesson in parking skills.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Geraldine Goes Forth

Geraldine, the Rainey Street peahen, takes a look at herself in a handy bumper. She is the unofficial pet of the neighborhood.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pack o' Pups

This lady says that the old guy in the carriage can't walk very far any longer, but now that he has two siblings, he likes to get out for a bit.  We met her and her dogs near West Lynn recently.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Brunch for Birds

When it's feeding time, all manner of birds show up.  I recently caught this scene on the hiking trail near Barton Creek.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dai Due Diligence

Everything on this menu from a recent Farmers Market looks scrumptious. We had the BLT and the Goat Sloppy Joe.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Onions galore -- enough to make you cry!

These big onions look like they would be terrific on a grill or on top of a steak or a hamburger. Or layered with slices of the tomatoes I put up yesterday and drizzled with a little vinaigrette and oregano.

Monday, July 8, 2013

You say tomato . . . I say TOMATO!

Boy, those huge tomatoes are coming in from the farm -- this lady said that she used some of these big fellows the other day in a sauce she made and it was out of this world.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Armenian Cucumbers

I had to ask what these snake-like goodies were -- the fellow who grew them says that they have very small seeds and that they are wonderful for pickling.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Morning Blues

Sometimes the sunrise seen from our balcony is just too pretty not to take a photo. We do love living downtown.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Refreshing Snack on the Trail

Yesterday was July 4th and David Garrido (of Garrido's Restaurant in our building) and his friend were serving up fresh watermelon snacks to the crowds on the trail. Delicious. And free on a day of freedom.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hooray for the Red, White and Br. . ., um I mean Blue!

This local bar was gearing up for the Fourth the other day with a "Red White and Brews" Concert. I thought that we would show the colors today-- Happy Fourth to you all from the Live Music Capital of the World!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Saturday in the Park with Dogs

Lots of people were playing with their dogs on Auditorium Shores on a recent Saturday.  Here you see a group of them, urging their pooches to go fetch balls in the water.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Good Catch

This mural (or graffiti) is on the back of a building on Rio Grande at Seventh. Says: "Hooked on 3rd Coast." The moniker "3rd Coast" is an old way of describing the decidedly not coastal city of Austin.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Just a Facade

Sometimes they 'renovate' old houses on Rainey Street rather than razing them and starting over. It adds some ambiance and, I think, makes permits easier to get. Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. The theme is facade. And that's all that's left of this structure a few weeks ago.