Wednesday, June 7, 2023

JW Mac!

 


Linda had one of these last night while we were at Parker Jazz Club. It's an Irish Whiskey concoction and the namesake is the club's sound engineer. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

A Baker's Dozen!

 


They slipped us an extra oyster at one of our favorite places the other night. 

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Celebrating the Long Center

 


I took this photo in 2009 when our skyline was just beginning to bud out.
These entertainers were part of the opening of the Long Center. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023

Wildflowers in town

 


These folks have a nice stand of wildflowers in their yard. 

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Love this car


 We saw this beautiful restored car in a South Austin driveway the other day. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Row row row


 My wife took this nice shot of a rowboat on the lake the other day. 

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Jazzy Sunday


 These friends of ours were playing some tunes at the bar downstairs last Sunday. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Monday, May 22, 2023

It Was 47 Years Ago Today

 

We got married on this day 47 years ago. What a ride it has been.
And yes, this photo was taken in our house here in Austin, so it's legit. 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Watering the dogs!

 


These furry guys were getting a drink en masse the other day. 

Thursday, May 18, 2023

On the water

 



These folks were enjoying the lake today. Linda took this shot from the bridge. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

One of the bad guys!


 A friend of mine landed a role as one of the "Red Coat Guys" in Ben Affleck's movie "Hypnotic."
Some of the scenes were filmed on the roof of the parking garage across the street from our place. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Oldie but a goodie


 A billboard lamenting the demise of the Armadillo World Headquarters, an Austin institution
and the site of the first date I had with my wife. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Cedar Choppers


 This book is about long-ago Austin area residents -- my great-grandfather is mentioned in it. 

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Parker! (And his dad.)


 Here you see the owner of Parker Jazz Club and his son, the club's namesake.
That is a bass flute, before you ask. 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

New marker


Here you see the Mayor of Austin (third from left)
unveiling the new historic marker at Wooldridge Park. 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Night out!

 



Had a great meal with pals last night before the Billy Porter Show. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Thirteen years old and keeping great time


 We attended an Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra concert the other day
and this young lady was doing some serious drumming. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Towering above it all


 This is the tallest building in downtown at this point -- 66 stories. 

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Strings for the Fling


 A string quartet was playing some nice tunes at the recent Blanton Museum party. 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Tulips outside the Blanton Museum

We attended a party to celebrate these new, visually interesting "Tulips"
outside the Blanton Museum the other night. 


 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Walking for exercise



Here is our walk through Hyde Park a few days ago. Linda keeps an app on to track our mileage. 
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Nice colors


 I like the inviting colors of this Hyde Park house's front porch. 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Porch Decor



Love this friendly and colorful d├ęcor on a front porch in Hyde Park. 
 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Nice and neat


 On a fall day, the folks in this home had done a great job of raking their leaves. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Reader


 This fellow hangs out in downtown Austin. 
He is usually reading a book or writing in a journal and never says a word to anyone else. . 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Non alcoholic


 A friend of ours has had to stop drinking and he has bought an array of fancy mocktail ingredients. 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Oysters Rockefeller

 


These oysters really made the meal the other night at The Austin Club. Tasty!

Sunday, April 23, 2023

At The Austin Club

 


We decided to have dinner by ourselves last night. We shared a lot of stories.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Great old restaurant


 Friends of mine outside their family restaurant on Guadalupe. 
Many people in town have been eating here for decades.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Art Bra -- On The Runway


 Here I am with a breast cancer survivor at Art Bra for the Breast Cancer Research Center.
This fundraiser's feature lets survivors of this disease struct their stuff
with custom designed outfits on a runway.
For our repeated donations to this cause, I was given the chance to be an escort for this woman. 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Lots of shops


 This little center on Airport Blvd has an eclectic array of stores and restaurants.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Wildflowers in town


 These friends of ours have a really pretty array of flowers in their Hyde Park yard. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023