This is cave art I found while exploring Ghost Canyon. I won’t speculate on its exact age, but I’m fairly confident it’s authentic.

Could its origins trace back to the Comanche? They controlled the Edwards Plateau region up until the mid-1800’s. Or maybe it was left by one of the Apache or Tonkawa tribes that settled in Central Texas at various points in time. I honestly don’t know, but it fascinates me and I want to know more.

I will say this: it was hard to find, and given the difficulty of the terrain and complete lack of trails, I’m willing to bet not many people have seen it before.

Ghost Canyon Cave

Ghost Canyon Cave

Ghost Canyon Cave Art - Hand

Ghost Canyon Cave Art - Hand

Tom Miller Dam. The Bee Creek Preserve is surrounded by razor wire, but if you follow the fence line you can get to a great lookout.

Tom Miller Dam. The Bee Creek Preserve is surrounded by razor wire, but if you follow the fence line you can get to a great lookout.

I volunteered to shovel and spread a bunch of mulch at Pease Park this morning. Met a lot of great folks and quite a few of old-Austin types. This was partly in preparation for Eeyore’s Birthday Party, which is happening next weekend.
I can honestly say shoveling mulch was much more rewarding and tangible than any computer/internet/job stuff I did this week. My priorities continue to shift.

I volunteered to shovel and spread a bunch of mulch at Pease Park this morning. Met a lot of great folks and quite a few of old-Austin types. This was partly in preparation for Eeyore’s Birthday Party, which is happening next weekend.

I can honestly say shoveling mulch was much more rewarding and tangible than any computer/internet/job stuff I did this week. My priorities continue to shift.

Meat Puppets bass drum art

Meat Puppets bass drum art

A busted up Union Pacific railroad truck. Wish I knew the story behind it. Did it run into one of those track maintenance trains? Driver and passenger airbags both deployed. Looked pretty gnarly inside.

A busted up Union Pacific railroad truck. Wish I knew the story behind it. Did it run into one of those track maintenance trains? Driver and passenger airbags both deployed. Looked pretty gnarly inside.

An open mic photo from last month. Since then I’ve bought a strap and an acoustic pickup. Movin’ up…

An open mic photo from last month. Since then I’ve bought a strap and an acoustic pickup. Movin’ up…

Took this pic of the armageddon cloud back on 04-26-2011

Took this pic of the armageddon cloud back on 04-26-2011

Owlet resisting quantification

Owlet resisting quantification

Playing some Lightnin’ Hopkins