Sunflowers II

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I was in search of more wild parakeets today, but ran out of daylight before I could discover what I was looking for.  Lucky for me, the Electric Garden was nearby.  It has been a while since I walked the gravel path beneath these photogenic sculptures of steel.  As the sun continued setting, I enjoyed the lighting conditions and used the opportunity to take some photos.

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Noel

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Noel is just another word for Christmas.  The Mueller Tower had its lighting ceremony this evening – complete with space heaters, festivities, bands, kids, Christmas carols, kettle corn, food trucks, dogs, drinks, and lights.  What a nice event to help get ready for Christmas.

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Mueller Airport Control Tower

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The Mueller Airport Control Tower is a lovely piece of history in Austin.  It is one structure that is still standing from the old Robert Mueller Airport days.  Since then, Austin has grown, and the Airport was moved further outside of the central part of Austin.  Lucky for us, it makes for some nice photos and a walk through the neighborhood will bring you up close to a few flowers for some smells and photographs.

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Spider

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If you walk the correct path at Mueller, you will find yourself beneath a giant Spider.  The sculpture is called “Arachnophillia“, and was created by the artist Dixie Friend Gay.  Today, the temperature was about 90 degrees which made for a hot walk in the direct sunlight.  The sunflowers were loving it and the baby birds were using the spider for shelter as they chirped for dinner.

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Earth Day Festival

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Wednesday is Earth Day.  To celebrate in Austin, there were farm animals, trees, a lake, cloudy skies, kites, flowers, a Lion Dance Team, Capoeira, Belly Dancing, Drummers, The Mayor, food trucks like Load A Bowl, snacks like Jim-Jim’s Italian Water Ice, Teslas, a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus, booths, and tons of other fun.

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