Saturday, October 31, 2015

Doggie happy hour

The off leash area at Auditorium Shoes was heavily in use a couple of days ago. From the smoke, it looks like one of the dogs is vaping.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Breaking Weather

Big rains and threats of tornadoes and high winds moving through the area today.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Manhattan Dolls

These lovely ladies called the Manhattan Dolls were entertaining the troops at the Austin Cabaret Theater show the other night. As you might gather, their music was from the WWII era.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Feel the Bern

These guys were set up to spread the word about their candidate the other day at the MoPac pedestrian bridge. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A great table with good friends

We were seated with a group of friends at the recent Zach Theatre fundraiser and I took this pano shot of us all.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Farmers Market! That means meat, dad!

This big, pretty dog was thinking about what his masters could buy him to eat at the Farmers Market the other day. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lakeside homes

We took a walk in a west Austin neighborhood the other day and saw these homes across Lake Austin. Talk about lake views!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Heeeeeere, kitty kitty.

Some worried family really wants to get their cat back -- I hope that they find Queso!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Spider house

This spider is ready to trap a trick or treater  -- or two. We saw him on one of our walks the other day.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sing out!

Meredith and Martin, two friends of ours, were recently singing at a party to honor two other friends of ours who recently got hitched. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Moderno room

The Blanton Museum has a fine exhibition up about the modernist styles that came to Latin America in the post WWII era. This example of a room with nice decor is interesting to see. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Huddled mass

This realistic sculpture on a bench outside a downtown building might fool some people.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

View from the bridge.

I took this panoramic shot on the Congress Avenue Bridge the other day. My partner in crime is taking her own shot. A bike that went by came across as a weird blur. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

The blade is back

The historic Paramount blade is back up for the first time since 1963. It looks very imposing on Congress Avenue. .

Thursday, October 15, 2015


If you lived in our 'neighborhood' (downtown Austin) you would know that there is a busy train line that comes through the west side where we live. Our friend Jackie caught the Amtrak going by one day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

Our friend Jackie has a perfect vantage point for the hike and bike bridge over Lady Bird Lake which takes folks not in cars off the dangerous Lamar Bridge to the right.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


We've been seeing this biplane flying around downtown and Jackie caught it on one of her sunset watches. She did some research and reports "it’s a bright red 1935-ish open cockpit sightseeing plane. I saw it once in the morning and could tell that it is red, but in the evening we can’t see the color."

Monday, October 12, 2015

Good morning, AUSTIN!

The sunrises this time of year can be spectacular. I caught this sweet one the other day.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

More emotion!

I love it when they have photo shoots on the roof of the parking garage across from us.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Austin City Limits

That mass of ants in Zilker Park at sunset? That's the Austin City Limits festival last weekend. The second weekend should be roaring now. That's Lady Bird Lake in the foreground. Thanks to our friend Jackie for the photo.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ready for Music

Jackie shot this from the balcony seats at Moody Theater. She says the Mark Knopfler show was amazing in that most of the sold-out crowd were in their seats before the performance began.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mark Knopfler

Our friend Jackie went to see Mark Knopfler at ACL Live at the Moody Theater last month. She says it was an amazing band with all kinds of instruments including one in this photo that looks quite mystifying.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Zending out good vibes

Is this a shaman? Anyway, he was on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge the other day, playing his gongs and adding a mystical touch to the area.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blue Bovine

I love these cows that decorate our downtown area. This one is near Zach Scott Theatre.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Gargoyles are checking the action.

These cute gargoyles are on the Zach Scott Theatre building. It looks like they are watching a play.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

It's a lazy day on the lake

These rowers were content to just drift along on Lady Bird Lake the other day. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Snapper pops with flavor and color.

This snapper dish I was served at Cantine, a new restaurant on South Lamar, was so pretty I wanted to put it on this blog. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Jazz at the Gallery

We love jazz -- here you see our friend Elias Haslinger tearing it up with some other Austin all-stars at the Gallery over the Continental Club.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Impromptu shelters

We saw these colorful umbrellas on the high rise construction site across the way from our condo building and took a photo of them with our telephoto lens. Since those guys are out in the elements all day, they need to have places for a respite from the sun. It's theme day at City Daily Photo. Shelter is the theme and we suggested it so this picture heads up the Theme Day Gallery.