Wednesday, January 31, 2018

More apartments! More apartments!

Just a couple of months ago, these apartments on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake were halfway up, it seemed. Now they are ready for move-in. Austin is still one of the fastest-growing cities in the USA. Time marches on!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Rodizio? Step right up!

A Brazilian style steakhouse on wheels. Austin has all kinds of food trucks offering a wide variety of food. This one is close to the University of Texas campus, so I'm sure they get a lot of business from students in a hurry to eat and get to class. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mother Ginger Before

I'm a little late in posting this, but back in December during Ballet Austin's "Nutcracker" season, FFP was Mother Ginger one night. This was the entrance to his dressing room which also had a nice sitting area, a make-up chair, etc. as befitted his star status.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Abandoned High Heel

Someone is always losing them. Our rule? Never posed. Always exactly as found.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Shop

A Swatch store didn't make it in this location.  Now electric bikes are having a go at it. On Second Street.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Watch Dog

This very modern house left a spot for the little dog to ward off predators. We left promptly. (Of course, we were just walking by.)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Boat Race

Not sure if there was an event or if these rowers were just out for the practice on Lady Bird Lake. It was December.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Hapless Cup

This storm drain manhole mural warns us what our littering may do! Please note puzzled fish in the righthand circle!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Purple House

When I posted this on Facebook last month, it elicited a lot of oohs and aahs. The house belongs to Lucinda Hutson and is near our old neighborhood.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just Do It!

Apparently, though, you have to go to the bar inside to get the magic elixir to do it. This was snapped on a cold day on West Sixth Street.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Feeling a Little Foggy

One day in December it was so foggy we could only see the high rises in our immediate neighborhood.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Iron Works

Iron Works Barbeque used to house an actual Iron Works. Can you tell from this door?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Acrobatic Cat

This cat was rolling around on the warm sidewalk and I caught him in a most awkward pose. It was one of those cool, windy days when it was warm in the sun.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Old Sculpture, New Home

This sculpture is just off the Shoal Creek Trail near 29th and Lamar. It is a sculpture by David Deming that used to be on the grounds on Laguna Gloria. The Contemporary (which operates Laguna Gloria now) is placing some of their collection out in the community. When it was at Laguna Gloria, it was hidden from view

Friday, January 12, 2018

Good Luck!

We attended a New Year's Day party where good luck foods were served. Our Southern U.S. black-eyed peas and cornbread, collard greens (green for money) and sardines. Some consider them a good luck food. These were cleaned and grilled whole outside on a chilly day. They were delicious!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What a skyline!

I like this panoramic shot I took the other day of Linda taking a panoramic shot. We are at the foot of Doug Sahm Hill on the south shore of the lake. That skyline is really something. Hard to believe that we live in the middle of it.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Craning my neck.

Yes, one more tall building. This one is the Independent, which will be the tallest residential-only building west of the Mississippi when it is done. What happened to our little town?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Chris and Christine Christmas

Our friends Chris and Christine were singing up a storm at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar last month. They drew a huge crowd and we wound up standing through the concert.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chipping away at art

Here are a couple of art assemblages made from computer chips and some paint. Very original. We saw these at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the other day.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bike bat

Bats are a big deal in Austin -- even for bike racks. Here you see one outside the Palmer Events Center.

Friday, January 5, 2018

What's he reading, anyway?

A friend bought this remarkable sculpture in Mexico. We are glad that he showed it to us the other night.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Nice dish for lunch!

Love this new take on Nicoise Salad at June's All Day, one of our favorite eateries. It has creme fraiche on the bottom of the plate.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

R.I.P. Seth

A sad time for us a couple of weeks ago. The son of one of our best friends had a heart attack and died. I had known him since he was about three years old. Hard to believe that it happened.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tough piece!

We were working this puzzle the other day and this piece was telling us things were going to be more difficult than we thought. It took a long time to find it.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Photo of the Year

We had some worthy alternatives for Daily Photo of the Year, but after some thought, we chose this one. This installation by famed artist Ai Weiwei is called “Forever Bicycles.” Situated near the Four Seasons Hotel, just off the Hike and Bike Trail on the north bank of Lady Bird Lake, it provides an arresting visual flare of beauty. (Note from Forrest -- I am glad that I caught my partner in life at just the right moment to make a good composition.) This Photo of the Year serves as a reminder to look for moments of inspiration each day. Happy New Year to all our fellow bloggers and our readers worldwide! Click here to see other bloggers' ideas on this theme.