Saturday, August 31, 2019

Nice spot to relax

We lucked into getting a personal tour of a new high rise called 70 Rainey Street not long ago. I love this area they have carved out for their residents.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Salmon on kale is swell

Love the salmon at La Traviata on Congress Avenue. They do a great job with it. They have changed the prep -- now it's on kale with heirloom beets.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

That's our house!

Hard to believe we have been down here for over 11 years now. The tallest building is where we live.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Popular tacos

There is always a line at this stand. These tacos are Saturday morning tradition with us.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Veggies galore!

Lots of pretty leeks and squash for sale the other day at the farmers' market. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

For the rebellious sweet tooth

Intriguing name for a dessert trailer. If I ate desserts, I'd give it a try.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Two idioms here

"Office Space" and "Dazed and Confused" are co-joined on this piece of art.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Too much cooking wine!

We saw this oven mitt in a South Congress window the other day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

One of the greats

A few years ago, I wrote a story about this man, Jim Franklin, who is one of the greatest artists Austin has ever known. He is still in town, creating fine work.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another nice thought

Let's drink to that! Saw this at Winebelly restaurant the other night.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Up in lights!

Here we are under the marquee with our name on it! This happened back in June. We like to sponsor movie parties.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

White anchovies

We love anchovies and these were very tasty. At Winebelly in South Austin.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Our friend Greg Gregory

The man in the middle of this photo is Col. Greg Gregory, a war hero, a fantastic pilot, and one of the top people at the CIA during his career. That is me on the left in this photo.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Nice to know!

A full fridge is always a good thing. This sign is outside the Austin Motel.

Friday, August 9, 2019

I wish!

These things are rampant on our sidewalks, despite this warning.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Good old Asian Crisp

My favorite salad at The Grove, not far from our place. Hits the spot each time. This round I added tofu. Delicious!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hysterical marker

A little levity on a plaque posted on a somewhat historic building. Austin still has a sense of humor.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Oscar Wilde makes sense

You gotta love old Oscar's musings on it all. This sign is up at Joann's Diner.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Love this portrait

Back in the good old days, Austin's leading social figures had their shots taken at a downtown studio. This lady, Suzy Snyder, died recently and her daughter posted this portrait. It was her letter to an LBJ aide that sparked the idea for Head Start.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

I know that this is just a dealer plate, but . . .

At first, I thought that this license might have some underlying meaning. -- maybe like "I am a 66-year-old rhino." Naaah -- just my overactive imagination.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield

This woman is a fantastic singer -- she was performing some jazz classics the other night at Parker Jazz Club. Loved her voice.

Friday, August 2, 2019

A new plaque about a historic speech

A new plaque in our central Austin park tells of the time Booker T. Washington came to town in the early 1900s. This is our friend Charles Peveto standing by it.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Black Birds

Scooters have taken over our town. The ones by the company called Bird are Black. They have become the bane of our walking existence both as sidewalk and street litter and moving hazards on sidewalks and crosswalks. Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. The theme is black. See other interpretations here.