Friday, August 31, 2018

Yard Door

This old door serves as a gate to a yard in Clarksville and a place for the mail box.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

If It Stays There Long Enough

This abandoned bike in the West Campus area had lost its front wheel and had been painted purple, along with the attached bike rack.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dining on Dover Sole

We love this Friday night special at Le Politique, the restaurant just around the corner from our home. Dover sole with lemon sauce and capers. Delicious!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Selfie in the lobby

OK, I couldn't resist putting another one of these up. I love to shoot photos of myself in the elevator lobby with the mirror to use.

Monday, August 27, 2018

One fancy street island

Someone went to a lot of trouble to make this street island a winner. Well done!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

Easy Access to the Trails

This is FFP walking toward the pedestrian underpass at Shoal Creek and Cesar Chavez. From our condo we can use this reopened piece of the Shoal Creek Trail to access the Butler Trail...and avoid crossing any streets.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Appropriate placement

Some bike rider decided that this admonishing sign would be a perfect place to abandon his trusty steed. I hope that this practice of just throwing your bike down anywhere will stop soon. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Home is where you make it

This guy (you see the bottoms of his shoes) just decided to lay down and take a nap on the grass one morning two weeks or so ago.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Looming skyline

I love seeing the skyline of our downtown from different perspectives. In this shot, I was by the Austin High baseball field looking east.

Monday, August 20, 2018

I cast a long shadow

Sometimes I see my shadow and want to record it for history. As old as I am, I like moments like this where I see my mortality.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Three good eggs

Love these delectable deviled eggs at Fixe. Here you see Linda about to stab a tasty bite.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Not likely

As of the end of July, here was the status on this restaurant. We don't think it will open in the spring of 2018.

Friday, August 17, 2018

A towering memorial

This clump of desert plants with the century plant reaching to the sky is a memorial for Cactus Pryor, who was an Austin legend in the broadcasting community He was also the unofficial court jester for LBJ.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pescado Veracruzano

This dish at Fonda San Miguel is one of my all-times favorites. It has the perfect combination of spice and texture. For my last meal? Maybe.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Look up, stay safe.

You have to stay alert for directions when you're walking around downtown Austin. Here are some admonitions that all should heed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Our gal Liz is crooning again.

It's been a while since I ran a shot of Liz Morphis and the Violet Crown Revue. Here they are at The Elephant Room on a recent night. Love those tennies, Liz!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Featured cocktail on the menu!

That it us! From our party at the Paramount the other day. I guess I was the sour part of this recipe.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hope springs eternal

Reverting to the Fourth of July, these people showed up on top of the parking garage across the street, hoping to get a glimpse of the fireworks on the lake. I don't think that they had much luck. Too many tall buildings have gone up in the last year.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Katy takes a selfie with us

Our server Katy, who has a world-class smile, took this photo of all of us the other day. We love living in the midst of so many good places to eat.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Madeleines -- my, my!

These lemon Madeleines at Le Politique the other night were scrumptious. The perfect ending to a meal. And this place is about one and a half blocks from our home, making it even better. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Just for the halibut

Here is a delicious halibut dish I enjoyed at Jeffrey's, one of Austin's finest restaurants, the other night. I loved every bite.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Old and new

I love these contrasting buildings-- you see a lot of this around downtown Austin.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Showy shoes

Love these shoes our friend Graydon was wearing the other night at our party. They go well with this carpet, too.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

That's us!

We love sponsoring a summer film every year for the Paramount. And hey, it doesn't hurt our feelings to have our name in lights!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Rainey rising

This is the 70 Rainey Street project that is going up as we speak. Lots more people downtown and along this popular recreation area.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Handy Advice

When we walked by, it wasn't true. But it would be handy when and if it were so!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Theme Day -- Music

The theme for today is "Music" and here we have a photo from our favorite jazz club, Parker. That is the owner's wife singing with the big band. Here is how other bloggers from around the work interpreted today's theme on City Daily Photo.