Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Muranos

A friend here in the building has these two Murano lamps that he is trying to sell and he sent me a photo of them. I wasn't able to find him a buyer. They are pretty, that's for sure

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nicoise Salad

This toothsome delight was really tasty and just filling enough. I ordered it at a local restaurant called Tolouse in the Domain center. I enjoy ordering a Nicoise Salad and seeing the interpretation different restaurants give the dish.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Swordfish swims with flavor.

A new local restaurant called ATX Cocina opened the other day. We were privileged to attend the soft opening and this swordfish dish was served to us. I found it to be very well prepared, with plenty of juiciness and flavor.

Friday, July 28, 2017

22nd Century? In The Domain

Cosmic mushrooms? Not sure what these decorative elements are supposed to be, but they are striking, that's for sure. We went to the local high-end shopping center for a Sunday stroll the other day.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Eggs Bick Benedict (Sorry, you'll have to watch "Giant" to understand.)

I had this delightful variant on Eggs Benedict at Fixe last Sunday. Red Beans and Biscuits with a light Hollandaise. Really tasty. Eggs were perfect.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sums it up

A trendy store on Second Street was trying to sum up what Austinites do -- well, there is a lot of truth to this, for some folks. My days of tight pants are over -- except for the waistline.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two pairs of abandoned shoes

This is a first, I think. Two pairs of abandoned shoes in one place. They look like they had some more life in them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birthday card

Linda made me this wonderful birthday card and it was waiting for me on my computer keyboard a few days ago.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Reserved for us!

One of our favorite restaurants, Fixe, has that framed photo of us ready to welcome us to our table for my birthday dinner the other night. We love service like that!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

A cloudy day in Austin town

What a marvelous skyline in my hometown - it wasn't like this when I was growing up here! These clouds gave the scene a dramatic feel. But I was able to make it home without being rained on.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Keep off the grass

The curators of the Great Lawn are always trying to get one area of grass or another green before the next big festival comes along to trample it down again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Smooth sailing

These people were having a good time talking to each other as they made their way along in the waters of Lady Bird Lake on a recent morning. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


The Independent is going up at a fast clip. This building will be the tallest residential only building west of the Mississippi when it is done-- and it is just west of our condo tower.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dishing the dirt

This dog was tuckered out and just hit the dirt by the volleyball space at Zilker Park the other day.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This explains it

Zilker Park gets its due on social media! It's up to us in Austin to post photos of this beautiful greenspace.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

(missing you) 100

Maybe my header doesn't make sense -- the deal is, Zilker Park is 100 years old and it is up to us to be the "one" in 100 by putting photos on social media. I will post a closeup of the sign tomorrow.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fonda San Miguel Decor

Everywhere you look at Fonda San Miguel, one of our favorite restaurants, the decor astounds.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tribute to Miguel

Our friend (and everyone else's, too) Miquel Ravago died recently. This portrait by artist Roi James in the restaurant he co-founded (Fonda San Miguel in Austin) is surrounded by candles and flowers in his honor. We will all miss him.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Satellite or ?

This was on the lawn near the Hike and Bike Trail and the Mexican American Cultural Center. That appears to be a solar panel, but I couldn't find a sign defining the purpose of this thing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our new senator?

We attended a fundraiser in a West Austin home not long ago for Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who is hoping to unseat one of our US senators. A number of our friends were there.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tuesday on the lake with dogs

Lots of people like to let their dogs frolic in Lady Bird Lake on a sunny day.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Veggies for sale!

Summer veggies were looking good at the Farmer's Market the other day. Makes me want to look up a good squash soup recipe.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Seaholm Story

Yes, the Seaholm is now an office shopping complex. But it used to be a power plant -- the big one for our town. This elaborate sign tells the tale.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

It's a dog's life

This pooch was pooped and he decided to relax a bit while his masters hung out.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pretty sky and skyline

Yes, I post a lot of these; but the sky was especially nice on this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fun for the Fourth

What's more all-American than having a good time playing sports? This game wasn't happening on the Fourth of July, but I thought it would be appropriate to post it today.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Gelato to go

We love the food trailers along Barton Springs Road. You'll find just about anything here -- even Italian ices.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Acai Bowls for walk-ups!

Acai Bowls are thick smoothies that are topped with goodies. We should try one sometime.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Motorcyclist in motion

At the Republic of Texas motorcycle rally a few years ago, I caught this shot of a rider in motion, about to saddle up on his mechanical steed. This is our entry for "motion" -- the City Daily Photo theme day topic. Click here to see other interpretations from around the world.