Friday, July 31, 2015

Wine list with an interesting category

The second category on this wine list refers to Texas wines. Hey, nothing like a little regionalism. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tell it like it is!

Well, nothing like a little modesty. Kind of invites you to try their offerings.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New graffiti exposure

Graffiti has taken a new form in ATX. I think that this placement with the girl's head was on purpose. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jazzing it up

Our friend Elias Haslinger (on sax) was leading a terrific band at Elephant Room the other night. The trombone player has been part of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the guitar player teaches at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. I am always amused when people in other parts of the world are shocked! shocked I tell you! that we have jazz players in Austin.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Row, row, row.

I always get a kick out of people who visit Austin for the first time and are surprised that we have a river running through the middle of town. If you want to go out on the water, you can rent all manner of small boats.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

All-star musicians; and what an age range.

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a national group recently and this short concert was a part of the proceedings. The age range of the people on stage was um, comprehensive. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dry Creek

This creek bed is a sharp contrast to the way it looked a few weeks ago when it was swollen with water. "Binary" is the word that comes to mind.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Breakfast baguette

We stayed at St. Cecilia, a luxury hotel near us recently. This is what one of their breakfast repasts looks like. That baguette was superb and the egg was perfectly soft boiled.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another birthday treat.

The restaurant in our local Four Seasons made me a cupcake that I could eat for my birthday. Thankfully, they didn't try to put all the candles on it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Books and Collectibles

A reflection at South Congress Books, one of our favorite shopping destinations for books, art and collectibles. Extremely well-curated selection of books, posters and original art.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reflecting on a Warm Summer Day

The window at Uncommon Objects on South Congress is often a good place to pause for reflection....and a self portrait with camera face.

Monday, July 20, 2015


The Orbs atop a home called Casa Neverlandia in South Austin appear to represent a fantasy solar system.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dog Navigator

The pup is taking the bow position as its master drifts on Lady Bird Lake.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bats at Trader Joes

Trader Joes on Third tries to seem less California and more Austin with things like this bat mural.

Signs of the Times

There is so much construction of new sidewalks, streets, buildings that our pathways around our home are constantly changing and littered with new signs for detours and temporary rules.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Our Liz

We haven't posed a shot of songstress Liz Morphis in a while. Here she is looking her lovely best on stage at the Elephant Room. That's her bass player Aaron in the background.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Still life

I saw this fake rose and a Big Gulp alongside a curb the other day. Was it some type of rejected love offering? Who knows.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lost dog!

I was walking through  the Great Lawn at the park the other day and these people asked me if this dog was mine. It was just wandering around. They were going to take it to the Animal Shelter in hopes that it had an imbedded chip. I hope she gets reunited with her owner. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Let's go down to the river

Lots of kayakers and windsurfers on Lady Bird Lake. They were enjoying a nice sunny day.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Glass galore

Restaurateurs spend a lot of money on glassware and wine inventory. I would hate to be in that business. Love the look of Grove, our friend Reed's new restaurant in our neighborhood.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Crispy Oysters are a favorite

Our friend Reed Clemons just opened another restaurant called Grove in our neighborhood. (He has two other locations.) One of the featured apps is his version of crispy oysters. Delicious!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Over the Rainbow

In June while we were gone to France, our friend Jackie captured this double rainbow over Lady Bird Lake after one of the many storms

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Good morning!

It would be a shame not to share a good sunrise like this one.
I love standing on our balcony and getting shots like this. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dining options abound

Yet another new eatery -- this one on Restaurant Row along Barton Springs Road.
It will be fun to see what kind of food they offer. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pano in the park

I love to take panoramic shots from the Great Lawn at Zilker Park. This one has the skyline in the distance. What a town Austin is. How much I love it!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Flying high!

Now THAT's a headdress! One more shot from Art Bra last month.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A lot of views for this lady

I am just floored by what this remarkably creative Austin woman, Holley Kitchen, has accomplished. After posting a homemade video about her terminal cancer diagnosis on Facebook, she got over 45,000,000 views in less than a week. She was featured on Huffington Post Live within six days of her posting. 

Friday, July 3, 2015


This amazing bra constructed with 14 carat gold went for thousands of dollars. The satyr was not included.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Art Bra

I took this photo with my iPhone at the Art Bra fundraiser for Breast Cancer Resource Center last Saturday. That is a stage full of brave women. Holley Kitchen, whose homemade video has gotten 45,000,000 views worldwide since she posted it on Facebook last Thursday, is standing towards the left rear of this shot.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Roots on top

We took a walk through the Great Lawn of Zilker Park and came upon the remains of one of the fine old trees at "Rock Island." We were out of town when the storm hit that toppled this tree. Since the sawed-off part of the stump was on the bottom and the roots were on top, we thought that this shot would be worthy of "Upside Down" -- the theme for today. Click here to see interpretations from around the world.