Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Magnifico Risotto.

Nothing like a great risotto at a fine restaurant. This one served at Prelog's downstairs had shrimp as well.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

After Cinderella

Lots of people wanted to go to the ball! I took this photo after Ballet Austin's Cinderella not long ago.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

McConaughey Rules

People like Mathew in this town. This custom clothing place on South First features murals of different movie scenes and this one is of Mathew in "Dazed and Confused."

Friday, May 27, 2016

Here's Looking at You!

Lance Letscher is a collage artist whose work we like. He normally works with cut paper and books but this enormous piece is done from metal scraps and now adorns the side of South Congress Books. Go inside the bookstore and find original pieces and books of his art for purchase as well as an eclectic group of ephemera like old rock posters and used books, some priceless first editions, others just fun discounted reads.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Towering Symbol

We've probably posted lots of shots of the UT Tower. I like this ones of the steps from the east side of campus. That's FFP in the picture. And a sculpture that makes you go 'hmmm!'

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


We are always snapping pictures of turtles sunning on Lady Bird Lake. Jackie recently captured this one. She was wondering how they decide the hierarchy on the log!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Parry's Agave

Jackie captured this with her walking buddy observing the plant's outlandish display. (Near the Mexican American Cultural Center and sharing the space with a part of the Tejano Trail musicians tribute.) She says
We were thrilled to see the gaudy agave blooming at the Mexican American Art Center. I didn’t get a close-up, but it had been mobbed by bees, which is partly why my friend looks so astounded. I read that there’s a sweet liquid at the base of each bloom. And like all agaves, the plant only blooms once before dying (but leaves pups to continue the cycle).

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sweet Sentiment

Jackie shot this the other day and offered it to the Dailly Photo stream. I had recently shot a picture of it, too. We think it's new on the wall outside Threadgill's downtown location.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunset in April

Can't let too long go by without a sunset picture from Jackie's balcony.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bride and Groom

This month your intrepid chroniclers of Austin celebrate forty years of marriage. Here is a shop window reflection from South Congress with a Day of the Dead bridge and groom.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Blue Hole

We usually keep the pictures in the City Limits of Austin, but this lovely picture of Blue Hole in nearby Wimberley was too nice to pass up. Thanks, Jackie.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rope, Recycled

Orly Genger uses recycled lobstermen rope and paint to create giant outdoor sculptures. Jackie shot this picture near the Waller Creek mouth on Lady Bird Lake. Genger had an installation at Laguna Gloria a couple of years ago recorded here on Daily Photo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More Music.

Jackie caught Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell at Bass Concert Hall. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stubbs To Go

The Mean-Eyed Cat Bar on West Fifth serves up Stubbs Barbeque. Jackie has been partaking when she's in the neighborhood. She says:
The brisket plate, with cole slaw and serrano cheese spinach was ample and photogenic. I later discovered it was all delicious.
Now I have to try it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Big City

Jackie shot this from the Fourth Floor of a Foundation Communities project on South Lamar. Looks like a big city, doesn't it? Jackie says
[Fountation Commities} “provide[s] people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives.” They’re building new apartments at 2300 South Lamar, on a former car lot, and I was fortunate to take a hardhat tour. It’s going to be a huge asset to its tenants and to the neighborhood. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Parker Millsap

We went with Jackie in April to see Parker Millsap at Antone's.  She got this picture. Antone's is ensconced in a new venue on East. Fifth.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

SXSW Scores a Celebrity

Here is President Obama being interviewed by Austin's own Evan Smith at SXSW in March. Thanks to Jackie for this one.

Friday, May 13, 2016


These good-looking friends of ours got married in their back yard the other day and we were happy to be there.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wailing Sinatra!

Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso were giving it their all the other night at the Rollins Theatre. What a show!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger!

I hope that having sweet potato fries with my burger made it a more healthy choice.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

OK, trees, line up now!

These trees are a sweet addition to the landscaping around our downtown area.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pearls of oysters.

These fried oysters I ate at Launderette the other afternoon were outstanding.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016


This soup at Elizabeth Street Cafe hit the spot on a recent chilly night.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stay hidden, my friends!

The most interesting man in the world is peering out at passers-by from this fraternity house window near the U of Texas campus.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Peacock a boo!

This peacock was trying to be incognito on our club's grounds the other day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Paige Davis

Paige Davis of Home Improvement fame did a few numbers at Austin Cabaret Theatre the other night.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What's that Smell?

This star jasmine aroma almost knocks you over when it's in full bloom. When we were walking about a week ago, we kept coming across massive plantings of this vine. It's theme day at City Daily Photo. Click here for other interpretations of the theme which is smell. (Everyone is trying to convey smell with a photo.)