Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oscar Winner

All Right, All Right...caught this graffiti a while back on the Lamar underpass. McConaughey in his "Dazed and Confused" role.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Leaf it to Whole Foods.

The flagship Whole Foods in our neighborhood just placed this imaginative piece of sculpture in front of their store.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yarn bomb alert!

Those sneaky yarn bombers had their way with another traffic sign on West Sixth!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On the boardwalk . . .

Here is a shot I took of Linda on the fancy boardwalk we now have along Lady Bird Lake. Love this new amenity for our walking pleasure.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Water feature to be burbling soon

On our walk over the Drake Bridge a few weeks ago, we saw this new water feature that will be operating when they finish all the construction on Auditorium Shores. I leaned over and took this shot.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Liz hits some sweet notes.

The Jazz Pharaohs have a great new trombone player. And our favorite singer Miss Liz Morphis is still belting out the great songs we love like "All of Me" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Great lawn at dawn

I couldn't let the summer go by without posting another shot of our Great Lawn at Zilker Park. I love walking over there in the morning and taking some time to stare at our skyline framed by natural beauty.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crane bends its neck

I love watching the construction projects around our home. This crane is articulating well at the Trammell Crow development.

Monday, July 21, 2014


These giant waves cascade toward the lagoon and lake at Laguna Gloria on Lake Austin. The sculpture is done of salvaged fishing rope from lobster men that is dyed and arranged. Interestingly we saw work by this sculptor at Madison Square Park in the last year or so.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peaceful Downtown Scene

This bucolic scene at the mouth of a creek is brought to you by the new boardwalk because otherwise one couldn't get this view except by boat. (I think it may be Blum Creek, by the way.) that a boulder IN the boat?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Keepin' It Something

It really seems to be a little self-conscious for a city to have a Keepin' It Weird Festival (and 5K, always a run involved!) but we do. These gents were passing by our building on their way to said event one day last month.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Veggies are at the top of her list!

This lady is in the spirit with the veggies of summer. Love that hat! It would pay for all of us to eat more natural food.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Post-partum elation

These ladies were having a good time getting some exercise with their newborns the other day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New and improved

The new look at Auditorium Shores is shaping up. This area is where the gazebo used to be.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rolling and rocking

This young man was heading for the Keep Austin Weird Festival one recent Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Honoring FFP Today

This long-winded quote (in the style of the one at Jo's on SoCo) says "I love you in a space where there is no place nor time." I think BD might be Bridget Dunlap. She's the brains behind a lot of Rainey Street spots including the bar called Container Bar where this appeared.

I do love FFP on his special day.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Squash, by gosh!

Now here's an assortment of beautiful squashes at the Farmer's Market. I'd love to make some veggie tacos with these bad boys.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cute cukes!

I love the way these long cucumbers look. And those peppers would be great on fajitas!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Berry, Berry, not Contrary

I like this woman's tattoo -- "Que Sera, Sera." Yeah, it's easy to forget your troubles when you have some strawberries in a bowl, ready to eat.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Please Touch

Charles Long's Pet Sounds sculptures at Laguna Gloria make sounds when you touch them which you are encouraged to do.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Colors Above

This may look like an unusual carport but it's a sculpture on the grounds of Laguna Gloria. It is called "Raised Laguna Discussion Platform" and is the work of British sculptor Liam Gillick.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Where's the Key?

This sculpture by Jim Lambie on the grounds of Laguna Gloria (the west Austin outpost of the museum now known as The Contemporary) is called "Secret Affair (Gold)." There's a bit of irony here, I think.

Friday, July 4, 2014

New Haven pizza -- also in Austin

I've never tried this type of pizza, either. Looks like I have my work cut out for me.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Detroit pizza in ATX

I guess we should try this version of pizza out sometime. I'd like to know what Detroit pizza tastes like.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Celebrating a summer movie

We were part of an opening crowd at the Zach Scott Theater last Sunday for the premiere of a movie called "Fug Sweater." It was also Maria McDonald's 50th birthday (she produced the movie) and actor Gary Busey's 70th birthday. Gary Busey is the blond-headed guy at the lower right. Lots of cheerful spirit when the lights went up after the movie!

[Note: Today is theme day at Austin Daily Photo. The Theme is 'Celebrating Summer.' See other interpretations here from the City Daily Photo Family.]