Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Walking Home

On our walks, I often snap a picture of FFP walking ahead of me. Here he is walking north on South Lamar beside the Zach Theatre with the skyline north of Lady Bird Lake looming to the right.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Ready for Lunch

These herons were scoping out the possibility of scoring a nice fish the other day near the boardwalk.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Color and Line

The bold house color and bold red chairs with an interesting shape combine with all the shadows and lines to make a pleasing abstract.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Reflection of Our Home

Before we moved downtown there was a low-slung and quite ugly music venue (which also had terrible seating, bathrooms, and acoustics) across the street. They tore it down (scraped the lot) and built a low-slung, not quite as ugly (but close) music venue with terrible seating, bathrooms, and acoustics that was finished shortly before we got here. Because some better music venues came online it was used for disruptive concerts where drug use was prevalent and the attendees often left the neighborhood a mess. It was torn down and a large office building was built which is about to open. Our building is reflected in its facade in this picture.

Friday, April 26, 2019

New Growth

This cactus outside a downtown restaurant was sprouting new growth and the color surprised me.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ready the Rebar

With another high rise in the background, these workers ready the rebar for the pour of a column on another office building.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Smoked Meat

This guy was in the heart of downtown delivering firewood for smoked meat cooking at Lambert's Fancy BBQ.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Orange cake and cheese

This small slice of moist orange cake and a piece of cheese was a perfect dessert at Lenoir the other night. We love eating at this initimate venue and we caught up with a friend at the same time.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Tumeric veggie crepes

Loved this delightful dish at Lenoir the other night.
A perfectly balanced array of roasted vegetables in a crepe, plus peanuts for crunch. 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A song from yesteryear

I thought I would put up a photo from a bygone era. The woman at bottom left here is a good friend of ours -- she is a professional singer with a degree in music and she used to travel around Central Texas performing. This photo is from Renaissance Faire, an event that still happens just outside of town.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rules the roost

This chicken dish Linda had at Bonneville the other night was delicious, in her estimation. I have had it too, and I agree!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Top chop

This five-spiced pork chop that I had the other night was terrific. Wow -- what a meal. This was served at Bonneville, a place we haven't been to much. We will be back.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Scooterville, USA

Yes, we have all types of public transportation ready to go here. This is about one block from our place.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Top chopped

This delicious chopped salad was Linda's entree at La Traviata for lunch the other day.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Popular tacos

The Tacodeli booth at the Farmers Market always draws a long line. Thankfully, I got there ahead of all these folks.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Nice blockage for handicapped people

If I were in a wheelchair, I wouldn't appreciate this blockage on a city sidewalk by a club. Having to roll through gravel would not be a good thing.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Great article for Ballet Austin

This full page article on Ballet Austin's performance of Grimm Tales ran in the Wall Street Journal before the show.

Saturday, April 13, 2019


This shop just off South Congress wants your business. Even if you have a baby in tow. No disabled access, though?

Friday, April 12, 2019

SoCo Shopping

There's a shop on South Congress that sells novelties. Their window is always interesting.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Senor Don Gato

Walking in South Austin, we saw this poster for a missing cat. Hope they found him.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Land Drills

The underpinnings of a new office building (which will house Google employees we are told) are being placed by these enormous machines. This lot is between Nueces, the creek (Shoal Creek) and Cesar Chavez and West Second. This will complete the buildout of the old Green Water treatment plant. Almost ten years ago, I commented on the coming development of the decommissioned plant. And almost eleven years ago, when we moved downtown, I shot a picture across the lake that shows the plant still in operation.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

That's straightforward

Some signs leave nothing to the imagination. We love this restaurant at the remodeled Carpenters Hall, by the way.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Scooter boys

Scooters have taken over our downtown area. Her you see some "bros" who are "reducing the carbon footprint." Actually, they are just joy-riding.

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Our friend Eli was blowing the top off at Church on Monday one a recent -- yes, Monday night. They play at the Gallery Above The Continental Club. What a great group of players. We go there and enjoy the music as often as we can.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Anita Hill in Austin

On a recent Saturday morning, we attended a reception for Anita Hill at a nice home in West Austin. The man speaking is Jim Ritts, our friend who runs the Austin Theatre Alliance. She gave a talk at the Paramount Theatre the next night.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Froggy Goes to Sixth Street

Just off East Sixth these frogs looked ready to engage with the revelers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Urban litter

Austin has been invaded by scooters and we don't like them. Here is an example why.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

One large house

Houses this big always get my attention. I wonder what the utility bills and taxes run in a place like this? And the maintenance -- wow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Theme Day -- Yellow

We loved these pretty yellow flowers that we saw on a walk the other day. Want to see what our colleagues around the world posted today? Click here for their entries.