Monday, March 30, 2020

Caesar needs Anchovies

A good Caesar Salad deserves some anchovies. Jeffrey's serves delicious white ones and we asked for extra on a recent visit.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

You Decide

I see a mural like this (in West Austin around Fifth and Sixth) and think: "are these characters from a story I'm not hip enough to have heard about?"

Saturday, March 28, 2020


This mural on the side of a building on West Fifth puzzles me a bit.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Model of Nokonah Condos

When buildings are proposed, there are often elaborate models. I know there was one for our building in the sales office. (See here.) We try to visit the sales offices of all the buildings going up to see them. But the Nokonah kept theirs in the lobby.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tip Your Hat

This was a display at the Antique shops on West Sixth last month.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Jacket or No?

The Spring-like weather had my pal FFP shedding his jacket the other day.

Saturday, March 21, 2020


Two cranes are up where there used to be a Hooter's Restaurant on Riverside at South First.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Some Neon

Roadhouse Relics on South First will fix you up with a sign for your home or business.

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Jovita's Restaurant on South First was caught up in a drug raid and the property was under the control of the U.S. Marshall for a long time. On a recent walk we saw that the building was razed. This patch of tile remained.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Blossoms in the Wind

These blossoms were on Annie Street in South Austin on our recent walk. Spring has sprung.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Poppies Popping

On a walk down South Congress we saw these Poppies announcing Springtime.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Coffee Boost

That same doughnut trailer from yesterday offers CDB Coffee. I don't know about that. Caffeine is my drug.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Doh, Doh, Doughnut

Massive doughnut sculpture outside the Gourdough's Trailer on South First. I've never had one of their offerings. If I ever get "the diagnosis" I'm going to put it on my bucket list, though.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dog Walker

This guy had four dogs in tow. (There are two little ones on his left.)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Look UP

I've been in our City Hall a bunch of times, but I'm not sure I ever noticed just how dramatic it was to look up while standing in the lobby.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Down low

This bar, called Dumont, is under the street level on West Fourth. We attended a party there a few days ago.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dog sitter

Here you see Melissa. She makes a nice living by taking care of other folks' dogs. She was having a good time with them a few days ago.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Strolling along

These ladies were having a nice time on the trail, talking and enjoying themselves.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Shellfish Galore in That Risotto

We dined at one of the local fine dining establishments several times in one week recently. I had this delightful shellfish risotto one night.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Red Buds an Early Sign of Spring

This red bud tree is showing its colors outside the Nakonah Condos. Its one of the early signs of Spring.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Austin and Texas Murals

When our dear friends from the Northwest were visiting we walked up Guadalupe ("The Drag") one day. The Artist's Market was devoid of booths this day and I shot a picture of FFP and our friend Tina surrounded by the murals.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

More City Hall art

This striking portrait is also part of the artwork at City Hall.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Chair light, chair bright

Linda checks out the fancy artwork it the city hall lobby after we went there to vote.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Great film by a friend

We went to screening of a film called "We Go Higher" about children of some of the people killed on 9/11. Our friend Sara Hirsh Bordo is the producer.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Ronan Farrow makes the Austin scene

Ronan Farrow, noted author, attended a party for Paramount donors the other night. He discussed various topics with many of the guests.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Our CIty Hall

It's theme day at City Daily Photo and the theme is "Municipal Building" so I shot a picture of Austin City Hall, near our condo building. The sculpture of a bird (largely from old tires?) might represent a grackle but none of those pests have a colorful head! The plaque did not reveal any details. (It said not to climb on the sculpture!) Click here to see what other city blogs presented on this theme.