Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Where Are We?

We've been away from Austin on auto-post for a bit but will get back to real time soon. This picture was taken earlier in June and shows us reflected in a shop window on one of our walks.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Just another migas morning

We just returned from a trip to France and thought that a nice batch of migas with a side of guacamole would be a good start to the day. We were catching up on our reading as well and especially liked the good news in this front page story.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Iconic Texan

Barbar Jordan's statue on the UT campus. Her statue is also at the airport. She was a legendary Texas Democrat. She was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate after reconstruction. And the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Texas I believe.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mystery Mural

Located on a business that is run out of a house and garage apartment converted to commercial use on Nueces. Not sure whose portrait this is.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Perfect SpotThis

This handicapped spot on Guadalupe near campus seems tailor-made for this vintage car. An articulated bus on the express line is in the street.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ready for Play

Snapped this behind the Caswell Tennis Center. The courts are in good shape these days.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Family that Suns Together

We took our exercise walk to the University of Texas one day in June and snapped this picture of a turtle family sunning themselves at the Turtle Pond. (Or Memorial Garden.) This little enclave is north of the Tower.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shovel ready

Loading up gravel was the order of the day at Pease Park one recent Saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Water, water everywhere.

These ladies were giving some new plantings at Pease Park a welcome drink.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Learning at an early age

These kids were gaining some valuable skills at park maintenance the other day.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Whole lot of raking going on

These ladies were neatening up the rec area at Pease Park after a recent flood.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The family that works together

This public-minded family was pitching in bigtime to help clean up Pease Park after a flood.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dumpster filling

 This youngster was getting a lesson in how to fill a dumpster at Pease Park's cleanup the other day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

License to Art

A gift shop on South Congress offered this made from old license plates message.

Monday, June 15, 2015

On the Way to Austin

In the hours after the big flood on May 25th, we were flying into Austin. I shot this with my old iPhone out the window. Surreal view.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dessert as Sin

This trailer is in a convenience store parking lot on Barton Springs Road near El Alma should you need to engage in a little sin.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Vehicle or Yard Art

Shot this one in South Austin last month. Couldn't decide if it was yard art or someone's parked vehicle.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Jackie shot this one. Her apartment is a great place to catch a beautiful sunset.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Impending Storm

Our friend Jackie shot this picture as the May 25th storm approached Austin.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Flora of the day

The rains had a nice effect on the flowers around the lake. I always love seeing cannas. They remind me of the beautiful specimens I had in my back yard at our house.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

New library

Our town's new library is rising quickly on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, about two blocks from our front door. I can't wait to use it. We love living downtown.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The old and the new

The power plant was the source of electricity for the Austin of my youth. Now it is part of the burgeoning Seaholm development near the shores of Lady Bird Lake.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shoal Creek flowing to the lake

Here is a shot of Shoal Creek, close to our building, one day after the big storm. It usually just sits there with a few puddles.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Texas Flood!

The famous sculpture of Stevie Ray Vaughan was in a muddy pit after the waters receded. Many people took shots of the water all the way up to his boots when the rains were pouring down. I'm sure that a lot of radio stations were playing his song "Texas Flood" during the storm.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


This young lady and her dog on the shore of Lady Bird Lake were taking in a view of the receding waters from the recent heavy rains. And they knew that there are more to come.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lili's art show

Lili Blessing recently had an art show at GSD&M. See the red bench? That is where people meet to talk about their spiritual side. A lot of the people she painted sat on it and conversed with her. Then she painted them. Her mom is Sara Hickman, the former State Musician of Texas.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stylish like the 20's

It's the first of the month and it's theme day at City Daily Photo. The theme for June is stylish. I took this picture of FFP and our friend Karen dressed in the manner of the early twentieth century at the Paramount Theatre 100th anniversary gala. They were literally dancing in the street as the party took over Congress Avenue. Click here to see other interpretations of Stylish from around the world.