Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Art on the fly

This text was being generated at a rapid clip the other day at SoundSpace in the Blanton. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Concerto for Gamelan and Orchestra

The multi-cultural music was terrific at the annual SoundSpace event at the Blanton on a recent Sunday. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Independent vision

Here you see the Independent, a new building in the neighborhood. When done, it will be the tallest residential-only building west of the Mississippi. Of oucrse, as you can see, it is informally known as the "Jenga Building."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Succulent Trout with Succotash

I loved this trout dish that I had at a local restaurant not long ago. Sweet potato succotash was delicious and the fish was juicy and cooked just right. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

"The Dark Is Not So Dark"

That's a quote from our friend Gail Chovan who has a stunning fashion show/art installation that was shown at Women and Their Work Gallery. I love this dress.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Feathery artistic vision

Here is another entry in the show by Gail Chovan at Women and Their Work Gallery. It included (fake) limbs, hair (yes, human), leather and teeth. The show's title was "No Trace of Now Will Remain."

Thursday, February 22, 2018

An unusual vision

This dress was part of the "No Trace of Now Will Remain" show by our friend Gail Chovan at Women and Their Work Gallery. It opened on Jan. 20th.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More marchers

These women from the Austin section of the National Council of Jewish Women got in on the Women's March in January.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Checking the action

These observers from the ACLU were on hand at the Women's March to make certain all civil rights were observed.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign.

Good thoughts here. Lots of people made elaborate signs for the Women's March last month. We took a lot of photos during the event.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Long march

This is just a hint of how long the Women's March was on Jan. 20th. Even dogs got in on the action.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Vote for me! Or us!

These boys are getting their political careers going early. Maybe they will start with being student council members at their elementary schools.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Nice thoughts. Pass them on!

Two girls gave us these little handwritten slips at the Women's March on Jan. 20th. I'll save them for later use. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's always time for cookies.

And not the kind that rattle around in your computer. This cookie stand was set up at the Women's March a few weeks ago. They were doing a brisk business.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A couple marching to their own drummer.

This couple took time on a Saturday afternoon to march for what they believe in. I thought it was a nice post for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Taking control

This woman is ready to organize and vote. She was part of the huge crowd that showed up for the Women's March on Jan. 20th. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Handmaidens' Trail

I'm going to post a series of photos that I took at the Women's March up Congress Avenue a few weeks ago. Here's one of some women who went to a lot of trouble to make these costumes and then assemble for the parade.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Jazzing it up at Parker

Parker is a beautiful new venue in Downtown Austin, a few blocks from our house. We love jazz and this place is so comfortable and nice. Here you see owner Kris Kimura playing flute.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Second Street Art

This sculpture is outside the movie theater in downtown that we like so much. Yeah, well, "Keeping Austin Weird" is a way of life!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Another run, coming up!

Our friend Mayor Steve Adler recently made his kickoff speech for his upcoming run for a second term. He's a good campaigner. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Couple at the Capitol

Along with this couple, we were enjoying the nice weather and wandering through the State Capitol grounds on a recent Sunday.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mad Greens!

These young folks were working away at the new Mad Greens cafe in our neighborhood the other day. Nice place for lunch -- wraps, salads, etc. They were very efficient and the salads were tasty.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mix Master?

This contraption on a job site caught our attention the other day. We think it is a fancy cement mixer. But who knows?

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Now this is a real workout!

We were on the IH-35 bridge the other day and saw these strong young men pulling oars on these boats. My guess is that they are on the University of Texas rowing team. They weren't just idly meandering upstream, that's for sure.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thanks for the view!

Thanks to Ann Butler for her donation which funded this outlook station off the Boardwalk. It provides a terrific view of the downtown skyline. Sometimes I cannot believe that this is my little town. Ms. Butler also provided a lot of other funding for the trail system.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Good advice!

The city-maintained trails are indeed our gym -- we get a lot of exercise for our tired old bodies on them. I'm glad that they exist. We saw this sign on the Boardwalk the other -- it is a fancy trail on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tired? Yeah, tired of second place!

I loved the signs this woman and her daughters had for the Women's March on Jan. 20th. From the look on her face, the littlest one isn't tired at all. This photo is our entry for the City Daily Photo Theme Day -- the theme this month is "Tired." You can see the rest of the world's ideas on this subject here.