Monday, October 30, 2017


Adrian Ruiz playing at Blanton Museum's SoundSpace. (This event was a tribute to Alice Coltrane.) Yesterday's spectator was listening to Adrian.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Listening in Fashion

This woman was wearing a carefully crafted outfit for the Blanton Museum SoundSpace Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Reflections of Art

There was recently a pop-up gallery of art by Claude Van Lingen on Congress. This reflective work was in the window.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fete accompli

My partner in crime takes her seat at the Ballet Austin Fete. It was a grand occasion and we had a terrific time.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A table set for a king -- or dancers

The decorators at the Ballet Austin Fete outdid themselves this year. What a festive party!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Just hanging out and chillin'

These guys are ready for the Halloween season. We saw them down the street on a neighbor's balcony while on a walk the other day.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Big bang -- not just a theory

This giraffe was part of the Gay Pride parade the other night. I am glad all the balloons on it made it through the parade unpopped.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Take em home!

These pretty flowers were packed up for easy transport to a waiting house!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dancing the night away

At the Elephant Room the other night, the singer in the red dress hopped off the stage and danced with a friend in the audience.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Crab fingers

These scrumptious crab fingers are new on the menu at Fixe. Really tasty and a nice lead-in to the entree.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hey, why not?

Sometimes, caviar just calls out to us. This presentation at Jeffrey's is perfect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Big Buildings, Big Businesses

The one on the left is going to be a major Google installation. "Stacker of data for the nation," huh? The building still being worked on to the right will have Facebook offices. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bag to match

This cool dude is all decked out for fall. Of course, it gets cool enough to wear a jacket about two months a year around our town.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Eagle Has Landed

This mural swoops on the side of a building on the east side with the new, soon-to-be-opened Fairmount Hotel looming on the other side of IH-35.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Walking by Mexico

The Mexic-Arte Museum on Congress changes the murals along Fifth Street often. Here's FFP walking by one as we take one of our downtown adventure walks.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Sidewalk Art

This was neatly drawn in the sidewalk on the Johnson Creek Trail. I doubt it's an indicator that any is growing around there, probably just a bit of art or wishful thinking.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blanton Atrium

The Blanton Museum atrium has had the installed artwork Falling Waters (fragment seen here, the blue and white tiles climbing the wall) for a long time. A recent addition to the space is this organic sculpture. I like this particular shot of the two with the stairs and lighting/sky lights of the atrium.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From Ancient to Modern

A recent exhibit at the Blanton Museum brought this ancient sculpture into juxtaposition with two modern museum-goers. I just liked the composition.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Remains of the Day

The morning after Austin's Gay Pride Parade found the sidewalk near our building strewn with fragments of colored balloons lost to puncture the night before. (Perhaps from lit cigarettes?!)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Pedestrian friendly, as always.

After the hurricane last month, walking on some downtown sidewalks was a bit of a problem.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Amazon locker

We live a few blocks from the Whole Foods national headquarters. Here is one of the new Amazon lockers in it. You can call ahead and pick up food items or whatever.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

T-shirts don't hold back

I loved these two T-shirts that I saw on South Congress on a recent stroll.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Duck sausage treat

This new entree at Fixe is stellar -- duck sausage with cornbread and gravy.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

History lives here

This pretty little house with a long flight of front steps, is historic, according to the sign out front.

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's scary how early holidays come

This West Austin yard was tricked out with ghosts about two months before Halloween.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


It's the first of the month and, of course, it's theme day at the City Daily Photo portal. I shot this picture of the window of a lingerie store on Second Street last year. It's funny how mannequins can evoke sensuality, isn't it? Click here to see what others have posted for this theme day.