Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Country Look

 

This looks like a place in the country with the gate in the stone wall, but it's in east Austin not far from skyscrapers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Texas!

 

Forrest walks down a lane in the Texas State Cemetery that is flanked with Texas Flags. Lest you think that we don't honor the U.S. of A. there, you will find a U.S. Flag on top of the hill above here.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Yard Art

 

It's interesting what one can find in the yards of private homes.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Still Life with Magnolia Seeds

 

That's a seedpod from a magnolia tree captured on a recent journey in a neighborhood. Magnolias aren't rare in Austin, but live oaks and pecans far exceed them in numbers.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Not a Park

 

This home in Tarrytown has such a park-like setting they felt the need to announce that it is private property.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Local Recreation

 

This cul-de-sac in Tarrytown sports an ivy-covered wall...as a backdrop for a basketball goal.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Save the Elephants

 

This colorfully painted elephant is in the yard of a Tarrytown estate.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Knotty Live Oak

 

This old tree has some interesting bark growth. It's a live oak, I believe.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

That's One Way of Looking At It

 

This is the first time I have seen this particular sign asking folks to clean up after man's best friend.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Interesting Detail

This house (walking distance from our high rise in Old West Austin) has interesting plaster details.
 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Beyond the Gate

 

This home in Old West Austin promises a flagstone path and shade trees beyond the gate.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hope They Have an Alley Entrance

 

One hopes there is an alternate way to get into this house! In Old West Austin.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Encouraging Graffiti

 

Some graffiti we encounter on our walks is trying to be uplifting.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Color-Coordinated

 

A little house with a bright pink door, a flamingo and a pink Little Free Library.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Dry Stack

 

On our walks, I like to observe the different types of walls and gates. This wall, in Old West Austin, is a great example of a dry stack wall.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Former Graffiti Park

 

Below what is called Castle Hill in West Austin is a former graffiti park on the remnants of a failed condo project. It has closed and it going to be redeveloped.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Entrance

 

This type of walk is popular now around time. Provides a little drama leading up to the home.

9/11

FFP stands outside the 9/11 memorial at the Texas State Cemetery. That is a piece of metal from the tower on the left.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Pride of Barbados

The plant to FFP's right, called Pride of Barbados, has been beautiful and long-lasting in Austin this summer.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Molting Season

I suppose this might be considered a form of graffiti. Someone took grackle feathers, plentiful at this time of year when they are molting, and stapled them to a utility pole.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Bats!

The bats under the Congress Avenue (Ann Richards) Bridge aren't practicing social distancing. My friend Mary captured this from her Rainey Street Condo. Her views are fantastic!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Take a Book, Leave a Book

I like to snap pictures of these structures that offer a book exchange to their neighborhoods. This one is in Old West Austin.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Origins of Medicine mural


This mural in the Medical Park Tower and its companion piece across the hall, are slated to be hidden in a remodeling effort by the building management. Strange!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Yard art -- that's cosmic!


We loved this fanciful piece we saw the other day. Very imaginative.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Street art

Sometimes people put pieces like this out for public contemplation.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Showing the colors


We saw this distinctive version of the flag on a recent jaunt through East Austin.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The heart of the matter


We walked through the state cemetery the other day and saw this gravestone for Denton Cooley-- this pioneer heart surgeon was a legend worldwide.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Strolling along


We decided to walk around East Austin the other day. Here you see Linda going up the hill near the Ebeneezer Baptist Church.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Public Safety (Mounted)

Here are a couple of Austin's mounted police refueling their transportation along the shore of Lady Bird Lake.