Friday, July 31, 2020

View Encroachment

One of the the iconic buildings we can see from our balcony is the Frost Bank Tower. But this new building on Fourth Street promises to usurp our view of it.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Famous Austinites

Actor Zach Scott came from Austin. He is buried along with his parents and a sister at Austin Memorial Park cemetery.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

New Way to Recycle the Topo Chico bottles

These folks decided to bury their Topo Chico empties to make a border from some mulch and new plants.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Humor on the Old Marquee

This building is a business now, I think. It was once a theater. So they used the marquee for a joke.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Entering a Kitschy Neighborhood

This mosaic sculpture greets one at Live Oak and Congress to give you an idea what to expect in this eclectic South Austin neighborhood.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Outdoor recreation

This house in South Austin has a treehouse, a climbing net to get to it and a nice basketball goal. Entertainment for the young folk in the time of COVID-19.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sidewalk Art Gallery

In South Austin someone has used the area near a sidewalk for a found object art display.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Colorful and Patriotic

This yard in South Austin has the floral display (azaleas in a pot? azaleas don't do well in our soil) and the flag.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


This house in South Austin looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020


We walked by this little one's yard twice the other day. The second time he didn't bark until we stopped and reached toward him. Maybe he was actually looking forward to our return.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Leftovers in a pan

Hey -- when you have a lot of leftover fries and some shredded pork, just put some onions and garlic and pan and fry it all up to make hash browns with meat. How about that idea?

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Mobile grooming

Great idea in this pandemic time. We don't have doggies any longer, but I might use these folks if we did.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

Good advice

I have to remind myself to do a lot of this activity these days.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Voting the blues!

Here is a nice way of getting some attention. I wonder how much trouble it was to paint that flamingo?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Who is that masked woman?

Why, that's my best friend and partner in life. We're glad to still be bringing you daily photos.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Another mural

We saw this mural at a South Austin church the other day. Lots of bright colors.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Masked Walker

When possible we've been walking outside in quiet neighborhoods with masks on and far from others. Here FFP pauses near a beautiful Pride of Barbados.

Saturday, July 11, 2020


Whoever designed these signs needs a grammar lesson. But, this is Texas where we had a motto for the highways: "Drive Friendly." For the record, slow and friendly are adjectives and modify nouns! So, please drive slowly in a friendly manner or something. In any case, they are trying to eliminate some through traffic to give people a safer place to walk and such (as you see FFP doing) during the pandemic.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Protecting Their Turf

These South Austin dogs were barking at us, but they seem pretty friendly.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


I think the common name of this plant is Shrimp plant. I think I can see why.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Watch out!

I don't know who Doug is, but I don't want to find out!

Friday, July 3, 2020

One fancy treehouse!

A lot more elaborate than the treehouses I played in -- but we had a lot of fun back in the day.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Cute bus

Someone spent some time painting this bus -- too bad they cannot use it right now, thanks to the virus shutting down our lives.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


It is Theme Day once again. (Click here to see what other City Blogs posted for the theme.) I thought that I would put up a photo of this house. It was the first one built in the central Austin neighborhood called Rosedale, the area where I grew up. My dad, two of his brothers and his father drew the plans for it and did the carpenter work. I'm proud of that.