Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring is Here and Cookies!

Sweetish Hill had these beauties on offer to celebrate spring. It's one of our favorite bakeries.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Biking is fun, but maybe a kayak?

This little guy was speeding up and down the Butler Hike and Bike trail on Lady Bird Lake but paused to check out some kayakers.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Take Your Furry Friend Boating

But safety first! Be sure to check out a life jacket for your dog.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


We took an unfamiliar path (a certain alley) in a familiar neighborhood (Old West Austin) the other day and I saw this pig sculpture 'rooting around.'

Monday, March 27, 2017

SoCo Shoping

FFP looks over a display of cool socks at CoStar on SoCo. He ended up with a T-Shirt.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Watering Cans

It's spring and thoughts turn to gardening. Whole Foods will sell you a watering can from the artistic display,

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017


A part of 2nd Street west of the old, re-purposed Seaholm Electric Plant has been designated Electric Drive and has places to plug in electric vehicles as well as a solar-powered charging station for bikes and gadgets. See here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Willing Participant

This dog seemed resigned to the Mighty Texas Dog Walk and that costume as long as Mom is carrying her.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


An art installation appeared on the north side of the Congress Avenue Bridge. It is by Jennifer Chenowith. It is part of a project explained here.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy B-Day, Texas!

It was colder than usual on March 2, which is Texas Independence Day -- the Yeti sign pointed that fact out. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Moments to remember

These folks will be thinking about this day for a long time to come. Hope they have a happy life.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Winding down the day at The Grove

Loved going to The Grove for a late afternoon treat the other day. Linda and I enjoy relaxing with words and food.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Princess dog

Lots of people had on cool costumes the other day at the Dog Walk -- this lady and her pup were no exception.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Grilled Prawns -- delish!

These tasty prawns with spaghetti squash were on the menu at Coast, a restaurant in our building the other night. I loved this dish.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Local celebrity dog KAXAN made an appearance at the big Dog Walk the day -- he's all dressed up for a news show. He really does show up on KXAN, Channel 36, sometimes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncommon Objects

The Uncommon Objects store on South Congress always offers an interesting array of things to buy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Open Air Stairs

This stairway is exposed at the new business building under construction at the University of Texas.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Alliterative Pawn Shop

The Cash America on South Lamar advertises the things they specialize in.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Observing the New Blanton Gallery

The Blanton Museum has reorganized and hung its main collection. These two viewers made a nice tableau when we visited. I love it when the visitors and their clothing and the art and colors in the gallery make a sort of painting together.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Long Walk to the Front Door

This newly renovated home in Old West Austin is lovely, but make sure you are at the right house before you go to the front door!

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Love Keeps Popping Up

Discovered this new portrait mural on the side of a building on South Congress.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Where's That Crane?

It's not often that you see the end of a crane rope in front of your condo window. They were using a portable hydraulic crane to assemble the static one for a building just south of us.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring is Announced

Jackie caught one of the first redbuds downtown and the Lamar overpass. They are one of the early bloomers and have been going for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Graffiti Tile

Noticed this one on the bridge over Barton Creek on Barton Springs Rd.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Oh, yes, Bacon!

This appears on the Sputnik restaurant. A kind of pork-specific answer to the famous Jo's coffee shop "I Love You So Much."

Sunday, March 5, 2017

This new sign?/sculpture?/playscape? appeared at our Whole Foods recently. One day we saw kids crawling on and inside the letters.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

House concert for brunch! Delicious.

We had a fine time at the home of some friends the other day. They hosted a Sunday brunch for a birthday party and had a fantastic jazz band playing.

Friday, March 3, 2017


Some greats of Texas arts were on stage at Bass Concert Hall on a recent night. Scott Pelley, Kenny Rogers, and Kris Kristofferson are among those being honored.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

What a bash! And all for the arts!

Here is a panoramic view of the dinner at the gala for the Texas Arts Hall of Fame Awards. We had a fine time.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Black and White

Today is theme day at City Daily Photo as it always is on the first of the month. The theme is "Black and white in color (images that look B+W but are really in color)." Not sure we really achieved it, but we dressed up in black and white and took pictures at a nearby black and white mural. Except for my pink hands and face, there is lots of black and white. Click here to see how other sites interpreted the theme.