Sunday, September 30, 2018

Three lovely and lively dogs

These three dogs were enjoying the sun and fresh air at the Great Lawn the other day.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Skyline redux

Yeah, well, I like to update my photos of the skyline once in a while. I love our town.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mushroom madness

Strange -- someone threw out a bunch of mushrooms on the Great Lawn in Zilker Park a few days ago. I don't think that they picked them off of a pizza!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A great book

This historical novel about Cathay Williams was written by a good friend of ours. The book's subject
was an African-American who enlisted in the Union Army after the Civil War. By the way, she posed as a man.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Big dog!

This beautiful dog was enjoying the scene at the Farmers' Market the other day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

NYT Saturday crossword

I was proud that Linda finished the Saturday NY Times Crossword the other day. Great job. Did you know that Sinatra was in the Hoboken Four?

Sunday, September 23, 2018

We aren't in Paris, but . . .

we can still enjoy some Madeleines. These orange flavored treats were tasty.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

"In the future . . .

I will act rather than speak." At least I think that is what this means. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Hello, Old Pal!

This is a Campari-based drink that we discovered. It is indeed called Old Pal. Tasty after a hard night of enjoying entertainment. This one was served up at Le Politique.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Singing the praises

This gospel band had the crowd up and rocking the other day at the Austin Birthday Party.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

International Fare

The food trailers in Austin aren't all BBQ and tacos. This one offered Venezuelan treats.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ride 'em sea horses!

These kids were having fun riding sea horses at the Austin birthday party. Their parents were on hand to make sure they stayed safe on these creatures.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cute pop-up iconic items

This lady was vending a lot of cute toys at the Austin birthday party the other day.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Let's send a card!

These ladies were signing the Austin birthday card in the park a few weeks ago.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy birthday to us!

Our city has some history -- and this day was its birthday! Some fun things were happening in the park.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Digging deep

Her is a shot of the site where a large building imploded a few months ago. Now it's being dug out for a new structure. I took this shot when I was in the Headliners Club for lunch a few weeks ago.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Special meaning

This vertical piece of glass that has an "Open" sign on it is located where a newsstand used to be in 1966 on Guadalupe Street, across from the University of Texas. Along with two of my friends, I was standing just to the right of it, when a bullet came past my right ear and killed a man who was in the doorway of the newsstand. It is a memory that I have tried to shake for 52 years now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Study time -- tests are coming up!

I took a walk around the UT campus the other day and saw these students absorbing knowledge. Took me back to my days in college.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Bigger every day

I guess I post too many of these, but gosh, I love looking at my hometown's changing skyline.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

A great Austin citizen

He was a terrific Chamber of Commerce leader. Vic now has his own monument on Auditorium Shores.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Photos with Stevie Ray

You can count on always seeing someone taking their photo with one of Austin's favorite musicians.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Watering hole

Love to see people and their dogs using the lake and having fun on the shore.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Stacked up!

I just love shooting photos of our new and tallest condo tower. This is the Independent and yes, it is now the tallest residential only building west of the Mississippi.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Big and brassy

The Austin Jazz Band played at the Elephant Room the other night. How they all got on the stage is beyond me.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Lunch Money?

This construction worker, likely working on the 70 Rainey project, uses this old phone booth reimagined into an ATM for late-night partiers although he's probably looking for some cash for a food truck for lunch.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Google Fiber?

FFP walks by the Google Fiber Building on Second Street. That's their mural.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Art in Action

The Blanton Museum has an event called SoundSpace every quarter or so. At this event, a group was performing something that involved the use of cell phones in the atrium. The blue tiles and the white shape in the left corner are parts of works of art. The photographer on the stairs is the final element in this picture. I love capturing museum goers in museums.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Teach your dancers well.

Today is Theme Day -- "Teach" is the subject. The Ballet Austin headquarters building is across the street from our condo tower. We often walk by and see the dancers in class. Here is a photo that Linda shot of some dancers being put through their paces and sharpening their craft with instruction by the artistic staff. If you want to see how others interpreted this theme, click here.