Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shady Old Austin

Always a favorite -- Shady Grove and their Sunday food. Their burgers are excellent.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The great outdoors

We used to have flowers in our backyard. Now we have them along the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Asian Crisp Salad is a treat

My go-to dish at The Grove, a restaurant in our neighborhood, is the Asian Crisp Salad -- with chicken and balsamic. I love the textures and flavors -- especially the crispy noodles.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fond of Fonda San Miguel

We hosted a dinner for the Ballet Austin board and dancers recently at Fonda San Miguel, one of Austin's best restaurants. Colorful flowers and outfits abounded. And the food was terrific as always.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shake of the Month

A solid choice for Shake of the Month is Fruity Pebbles. We saw this sign at Dirty's Kum Bak -- our favorite hamburger cafe -- the other day.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tots with truffle oil

Yes, you heard right -- Tater Tots with Truffle Oil -- plus good old-fashioned burgers. Love that Dirty's Kum-Bak in the University of Texas neighborhood.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Wine down under

One of our favorite restaurants is June's All Day on South Congress. They have created a clever wine list that is a book with illustrations and comments about where certain varietals come from. Here you see the selections from New Zealand.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cool cats

I love the T-shirts you see along South Congress. These two are feline forward.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Training in on her photo

I took this shot of a train going over the hike and bike path the other day and happened to catch Linda's hands and iPhone snapping the same shot.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Signs of the times

Saw this elaborate peace sign on the pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake the other day.

Monday, June 19, 2017

What a view!

I took this pano photo when we went to a party in a friend's condo the other night. That's our home in the center of the shot.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wired up!

On a recent morning I took this photo of LB, my partner in life and daily photos, approaching a massive installation of wire bicycles near the Four Seasons.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

French food and atmosphere.

I took this pano shot at Justine's a couple of weeks ago. Love this restaurant. The atmosphere is so festive and it feels like France. They even have a Tabac sign out front.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paws-a-tive help for downtown dwellers

Saw this t-shirt at the Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. I'll bet that they get a lot of business.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Drone-ing on.

This drone was taking a long look at the art installation near the Four Seasons the other day.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hot dogs!

This food trailer has an interesting theme. I wonder if you can get red sauce with them.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Beautiful berries

I loved the look of this simple dessert at Justine's -- one of our favorite restaurants-- the other night. Just simple strawberries, honey and mint.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Flowers are always in Seasons

The big and beautiful flower arrangements at the Four Seasons Hotel are one of their trademarks. It's always nice to see the visual delights being offered in their lobby.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Singing for Shoal Creek

Our pal Liz Morphis was crooning some songs from the Great American Songbook the other night at a fundraiser for the Shoal Creek Conservancy. It was a fun event.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yet more Art Bra

Fancy, fancy, fancy. Another gorgeous Art Bra outfit -- showing off for an important cause.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More Art Bra

This lady was having her outfit adjusted by a professional photographer at the Art Bra party on a recent evening.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Brave woman.

Art Bra Austin is a cause that we support -- designers around town fashion creative costumes for women who have fought breast cancer to wear. The big party is a fashion show complete with a runway show. We went to the sponsor party for this cause the other night and took some photos of these women who have faced adversity and won.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Can't argue with that.

I'd imagine a lot of people around Austin would agree with this sentiment. Especially after they look at their student loan totals.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


This little guy is reflecting on life and I'm being reflected while I take his photo. Just another sunny day on South Congress. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

"The Nix" Book-signing.

Nathan Hill, shown here, is the author of "The Nix," a terrific book about identity in the digital age. I loved it when I read it and I heard some of his talk at BookPeople, around the corner on a recent night.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Work in Progress

We don't usually walk on the north side of Caesar Chavez across the creek. (Until recently it was impassable because of construction.) Thought I should snap a picture while our building was still in the picture. The cranes are for two more buildings (the Proper and Third+Shoal) rising between the (as yet unopened) Second Street bridge and our place on the right. You can see the Independent going up on the left.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Goose, Goose, Goose

Jackie sees these Lady Bird Lake geese from her apartment but recently got up close for a photo. Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. The theme is nature. Downtown denizens like Jackie and us are often asked if we miss being around nature like people who live on ranches or in the suburbs. Our answer is that nature is a short walk away for the taking. Click here to see interpretations of the nature theme from all over the world.