Sorry for the dearth of posts lately but I’ve just been pretty busy with work and other commitments. (I’ll tell more about that stuff later) I do though want to post a few of the pictures from a trip that my friend and I took down to Austin and the Texas Hill Country…

One of the “art-guitars” that you see around town in Austin (a gimmick admittedly but a good one, much like OKC’s Buffaloes, or the critters you see in lots of other towns these days)

This shot is of the Ten Thousand Villages store on South Congress (a really cool fair trade store ran by Mennonite Central Committee) — We had a blast exploring all of the neat stores on South Congress, especially Turquise Door which has some of the best Mexican folk art I have ever seen

This is a corny picture, but it is me surrounded by one of my favorite trees in the world, an ancient and huge Live Oak tree. (it is in the little park that is nestled in the center of the area where Central Market, Austin Heart Hospital and the state mental hospital are, between Guadalupe and Lamar)

This picture is of the red, white and blue Bluebonnets at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg (I must admit that I was disappointed by the farm. It has unfortunately turned way too tourist-trappy)

This shot is one of several we took in the Hill Country, I think just north of Llano if I remember right.