Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Recycling Shop

I never have worn one and never will. But some folks did and they are offered up for reuse. Seems like wedding dresses are the last bastion of 'one-time use!'

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Duck Enchiladas in Molé Sauce

One of my favorite places to get fresh Mexican food close to our apartment is El Alma where I recently consumed these.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tracking Independent Progress

The Independent Condominiums rise on the west bank of Shoal Creek. That's our building (the 360) in the background on the other side of the creek.This will be the tallest building in Austin when completed.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Relaxing Spring Day

Jackie caught this scene in early May. Note the armada of kayaks and other boats in the distance on Lady Bird Lake.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brian Wilson

Jackie caught this concert at Austin City Limits Live on May 13: "Brian Wilson’s incredible band playing Beach Boys hits and the entire Pet Sounds album."

Friday, May 26, 2017

Love these colors.

Loved the colors on these veggies -- but this woman in the background was making a face like she didn't want her photo shot -- so I blurred out her head. As you wish, my lady.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A big pour!

Yes, another construction shot, but this one is kind of amazing. With these huge devices, they can pour concrete on these huge buildings so quickly.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I wasn't aware of this type of vegetable -- according to the sign, it is a Mid-East substitute for cucumbers.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rockabilly on!

The center stage at the Zach Scott fundraiser had a rockabilly theme on these panels -- Elvis and Johnny Cash.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Big flowers! As in BIG!

Loved the flowers at our table for Red Hot and Soul-- the Zach Scott Theatre fundraiser -- not long ago. Very pretty! A great crowd and nice tablemates.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Professor Harold Hill sings his signature song

This young man did a fine job singing 76 Trombones at the Zach Theatre's big party "Red Hot and Soul" the other night.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dancers at rest

When you see them like this, just after a show, it's hard to believe these fit young people--the professional troupe of Ballet Austin-- were just on stage in fanciful costumes performing "Alice In Wonderland."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alice is always a wonder

Our friend Jaime Witts danced the lead role in Alice in Wonderland the other night. What a performance!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ten Years Later

Ten years ago today we started this blog with a picture of the Ballet Austin building which was under construction. That picture, looking east, showed the AMLI on Second building still under construction. Our building was just rising up looking the other direction. Looking west today from that spot, ten years later, you can see our building on the right, occupied now for about nine years. You can see a building under construction just to the left of that. This is the Independent Condominiums which will rise across the creek to be the tallest building in Austin. To the left of that, you can see the completed Seaholm Condominiums. The cranes across Nueces from the Ballet are for an office building called Third+Shoal. It's amazing what a difference ten years makes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Yard Art to Give You Pause

Somewhere in South Austin we walked down a street we don't usually take and voilà we encountered this mildly disturbing yard art.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hippie Art

This bit of art for your yard or home is available on South Congress. As someone who drove a lot of VW Bugs, images of them always make me smile.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hopping Away

This one lost shoe was on South Lamar. It always makes one wonder.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


We bought these delicious pierogis at the Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. That is horseradish on top.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jazzing it -- Miles and Miles

Our friend Jeff Lofton (on trumpet) and his quintet put on a great show at the Stateside Theater the other night. It was a tribute to Miles Davis and a big house showed up.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flamingo-- not flamenco

This flamingo head is part of the costumery for the Ballet Austin production of Alice in Wonderland.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Come to the cabaret with Lady Day!

We got to sit onstage with friends on a recent Sunday afternoon during the Zach Theatre production of "Lady Day."

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Digging into breakfast

Linda enjoyed a terrific plate of eggs, bacon and buckwheat crepes at one of our favorite eateries -- June's All Day-- one recent morning.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pulling his weight

Old big dog got a free ride the other day at the Farmers Market. He also got a pat! Not bad for a day's work! How about a treat now!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Unique Shopping on SoCo

The TripleZThreadZ shop on South Congress serves up vintage Western shirts with their custom embroidery. They are pretty mind-blowing as the mural outside implies.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Abandoned Possessions

We strolled up South Congress the other day to do a little shopping and have some breakfast. At the bus stop, a bike, a golf bag, a slow cooker and some other stuff were abandoned, In any case, no one else was around. We took a different route home so....

Friday, May 5, 2017


Remember yesterday's sunset photo? Here it is reflected in these buildings as seen from our balcony. . 

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Jackie captured a particularly nice sunset this day.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One Shoe

In the ongoing saga of lost things, particularly shoes, Jackie submits this one, found near her apartment.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Taking her seat at the dais

This photo from the mid-1970s shows the seating of one of the first women to ever hold an Austin City Council seat. Her lapel button says "Uppity Women Unite." Now in her eighties, Emma Lou Linn is still a professor at a local university. The man seating her was part of the old guard.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Beef Tartare -- what a treat

Beef tartare is a perfect nightcap. This version at Fixe, close to our condo, comes with pickled gooseberries, crispy oysters, cornmeal pancakes and celery root remoulade. I had a nice glass of rose' with it. Delicious. This is our entry for the "Food" theme day ("Let's Eat"). Check out entries from our fellow posters all over the world here