Thursday, December 31, 2020

Skyline is full of cranes

Our little town is certainly growing up. Supposedly we are close to being the tenth-largest city in the country now. Her you see the view from our balcony. I wish we could go out and enjoy some dining and clubs, but, oh well. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A blast from the past

This was our view when we moved into our condo 12 years ago. I'll show you the current view tomorrow.  

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Time Warp!

 We have a drive-in theater on the roof of the parking garage below us. They run this part of Rocky Horror Picture Show sometimes as a lead-in to the feature of the night.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Now this is puzzling

 A friend sent us this challenging puzzle to keep us from being bored. Linda has made some progress on it and I am impressed, that's for sure!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy!

 We love buying fine cheeses from Antonelli's Cheese Shop here in town. These four reserves a nice spectrum of flavors. Buy local!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Pretty Little Library

Sometimes we carry a book along to put into one of these delightful Little Libraries we find in nice neighborhoods around town. We have extracted a couple of books to read in the past few months, too. This one was really cute -- it even has landscaping!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Stocking is hung, with care


Forrest's mother made this stocking for him in 1951. Amazing how well it has held up after all the visits from Santa Claus!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Good to-go

 We have been eating a lot of to-go food during the plague time. Here you see a pizza and carrot soup from Cipollina in West Austin. Very tasty. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Then and now -- Hyde Park Christian Church

Sometimes we go walking in the Hyde Park neighborhood in central Austin and we go by this church. It was where I attended church as a child before they moved to a larger facility. It always makes me have memories of the people I met there and many a Sunday School class. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Tasteful Christmas


As we have walked around different neighborhoods I've snapped Christmas decorations. On Facebook, this one received lots of reaction. Wreath, poinsettias, tidy ivy-covered house just made a nice picture.

Odd Sculpture


It's not a monolith, but I also didn't figure out what it is!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Little Free Library


On our wanderings during the pandemic through various neighborhoods we have visited lots of Little Free Libraries. We peruse the offerings (we've taken a few) and I often carry books we want to give away in my backpack to place in them.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dog's Out


On one of our walks this guy was loose. He asserted himself but I told him to go home and he did.

Saturday, December 19, 2020



There are lots of Beware of Dog or Dog on Premises signs in this neighborhood. These are on meet and greet duty.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Cars in the Yard


We've been driving to walk in all sorts of neighborhoods including those that often have automobile work going on in the yard.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Let's Go Inside


On one of our walks, we saw a bunch of quickly-abandoned bikes in a yard. Here's hoping the kids all belong to a 'pod' and aren't spreading the virus. Tha's all we think about any longer. Sad.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas is Comin


In spite of the approaching holiday associated with snow that causes people to hand wreaths on their gates, our weather has been dry and sunny. As the blooms and tropical plants visible here attest.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

We Are Back


This is FFP walking through a park. We gave up in October  when the portal was having trouble, but we are still listed in the new portal and one (1) person complained about the loss of the Daily Austin fix. We aren't leaving Austin at all for the foreseeable future so I figured I could post some pictures here since I've been taking scores to entertain folks on Facebook