Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Another Austin mural.

Mural painters abound in our town. Here is one we recently discovered on Guadalupe north of campus. Note the Masonic eye at the bottom.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Fantastic sandwiches and a great selection of root beer!

The Avenue B Grocery has been operating since 1909. Ross Mason is the tenth owner. It's an Austin treasure and the sandwiches really are special. I love the Queen B with jalapenos.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sit for a spell!

These colorful chairs in front of a small house in Hyde Park looked inviting on a recent sunny day. I can imagine a cold drink or two on that table.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pretty flowers out for Easter

This church in Hyde Park is always well-maintained. They must have a very active grounds committee.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mystery Monday concert

Here you see Christine Albert and Jimmie Dale Gilmore singing at El Mercado on a Monday. Christine has been putting together these great concerts for a long time.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This wreath says it all!

Welcome to the Easter party! We had a great time on Sunday with some dear friends at their home.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hippedy-Hoppedy, cake is on its way!

We went to fabulous Easter party -- this was one of the confectionery delights.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


This three-dimensional mural on the building facade on the IH35 frontage at East Sixth took me by surprise.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Native Mural

A building on the west frontage of IH35 between Sixth and Seventh has some interesting murals we happened to notice the other day when walking back from the east side.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Blood Moon

Not a great photo but I took it off our balcony around two AM with a handheld camera! The eclipse was nearly complete.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brighten Your Corner

Brightly-colored flowers are coming in now at the Farmers Market. These would make great arrangements.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bacon and wisteria

These purple blooms outside Bacon Restaurant were a pretty sight on a recent morning.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Swan, Lake

These people were having a good time on this big swan ride the other day. Maybe someday I'll have the courage to take one out on the Lake.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

That's us.

I shot this photo on a Saturday afternoon as we walked in an alley behind S. Congress Avenue.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Moving the earth

I took this shot of the construction on the big Trammell Crow Development happening just south of us from the end of our hall.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Old Stones

Amid all the high rises going up it looks like this historic building at Ninth and Congress is getting rehabillitated. Or is old that old stone just being removed?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Be's Spring!

One of the top signs that it is Spring in Austin are Red Bud trees blooming. You can see a branch in bloom to the left of the amusing warning sign.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Regal Graffiti

Not sure what the meaning is of this graffiti on the Fifth Street bridge abutment is, but I recorded it for posterity a few Saturdays ago.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Wilderness

We walked the Shoal Creek Trail one day from under the Fifth Street Bridge to 31st Street. I was struck by how much it looked like a wilderness north of 29th Street.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Missing about 100,000 People

We were at a party in the party room at one end of Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. This is what it looks like empty!

Friday, April 4, 2014

More Apartments Rising

The Rio Apartments rise on Rio Grande. I took this from Nueces Street by the Rattle Inn. Unusual angles in this one.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tree hugging!

Linda poses with one of the beautiful trees along the Pease Park Trail which winds along Shoal Creek.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Triangle is Strong

Today is theme day for City Daily Photo. The theme is: Triangles. Triangles are a strong shape. That's why you see them on bicycle frames like these for rent on Barton Springs Road. I considered using a picture of the girders of a construction crane or other construction and other triangles I found in logos and such but this seemed most striking. See other interpretations from the City Daily Photo gang here.