Views of the Neighborhood – Potpourri

Since there are no events in Lakeway, finding things to show becomes more difficult over time. Today I thought I would just tale some random photos and label the post potpourri. Seems like an easy way out. Thanks for joining me today.

Views of the Neighborhood

A bunch of wildlife showed up on bike ride. A squirrel cut in front of me.

Same thing with a deer.

A herd getting out of the way.

Here is more deer. The deer were all over the place this weekend.

 

Views of the Neighborhood

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Views of the Neighborhood

A possible nap spot.

I’ve taken these before, but they look like the heat got to them.

I have also taken this sculpture before but not with this obvious humor addition.

Well, thanks for taking this brief tour. I hope you have a great week.

 

 

97 comments

  1. I love the wildlife but sad about the dead flamingos. Have a great day!

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    1. They are napping I think. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Thank you for the morning walk, always a delight. Years back flamingos appeared on our lawn, don’t know why. Then, soon after, they were gone. Must have flown away. 😀

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    1. That does happen at times. Have a super Sunday, Gwen

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  3. I still can’t get over the dear just prancing about in broad daylight, no care in the world. Here? It’s a major siting!
    Thanks for taking us with you on your weekly stroll

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    1. These guys have a great life. Thanks, Dale. Have a terrific day. 😁

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      1. They really do!
        Thank you. Sun is shining and I’m ready for the onslaught.

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      2. I hope it is not too busy. 😓

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      3. It was busy enough to keep me busy so I didn’t focus too much on the horrible news I received. (My son’s best friend died. I’ll be filling you in).

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      4. OMG. So sorry. He must be shocked.

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      5. We all are. Patrice was like my extra part-time kid

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      6. So sad. Was it an illiness?

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      7. No, A horrible accident. And there are holes to be filled as to why.

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      8. Oh I’m so sorry.

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      9. Thank you.

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      10. And YOU have a Fabius day!

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      11. Thank you. 🤗

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  4. Nice collection. Sometimes wandering and seeing what shows up is all you can do. Never know what you’ll find.

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    1. That about sums up this week’s post. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. RIP, flamingos. Loved the humor of the scupture.

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  6. Poor flamingoes! Love the addition to the sculpture. Thanks for sharing, John 😊

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😊

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  7. Let’s look on the bright side. Perhaps the flamingos were just resting. I know hot weather often makes me sleepy. Nice views, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I’m with you. Maybe a quick nap. Thanks, Suzanne. 😁

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  8. Thanks for the tour, John. I laughed at the nap spot! Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. I have to say our trash guys pick up everything. That mattress was soout of place it was laughable. It was gone the next day. Thanks, Jill.

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  9. I can understand this year’s heat getting to those flamingos!! But I wouldn’t take a nap on that mattress – I can only suspect the reason(s) they threw it out. 😲

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    1. That was my thought about the mattress!

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      1. Yeah, I think we are all on the same page.

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      2. hahaha, BEWARE!!

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      3. Oh, I keep a very safe distance between myself and mattresses left on the side of the road.

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    2. Hahahaha. I have to wonder too. Usually when you buy a new one the delivery guys take the old one away. Thanks for the laugh, GP.

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      1. Anytime, I love your sense of humor!!

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      2. Thank you, GP. 😁 I love yours as well.

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  10. This is great, John. I understand scooping up random photos from a regular walk. If you look hard enough, there’s always something worth sharing. At least I hope so.

    I hope you’re having a nice weekend.

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    1. You do a great job, Dan. It is a nice hot weeked. Hope yours is going well too.

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      1. It’s been cooler. It may stay in the 70s today, and we might get some much needed rain, A good day to do nothing.

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      2. Sounds like a super opportunity (do nothing that is)

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  11. A fun stroll, John. Deer are a frequent sight on my morning walks, together with rabbits and alligators. Florida is strange….

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    1. I was playing golf at the PGA Sheriton in West Palm Beach and hit a ball into a trap by some water. As I was thinking the next shot an alligator came out of the water and decided I needed a lesson in wind sprints. The rest of the foresome were in hysterics. Thay also made me take a stroke since I couldn’t retreve my ball. What fun

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      1. They grow them big down here, John. I don’t blame you for running…

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      2. Yeah, tell me.

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  12. It’s really hot today. How hot is it? It’s so hot, the plastic famingos fainted.

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    1. Hahahaha. That’s pretty hot, Liz. (True too)

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  13. How lovely to have deer all over the neighborhood! Loved your whole bike ride, John. The updated sculpture was especially good. 🙂 Another week gone, and I’m still catching up on posts. Thanks for this one! 🙂

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    1. For whatever reason the deer were all out yesterday bucks included. 😁

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  14. Ha! You saved the best for last, John. The masked chess players slayed me. The statues managed to cover their noses (or where they would be), when people can’t seem to manage. Maybe the TV networks need to rerun a bunch of old westerns. They knew how to cover their noses…
    Anyhow, you always make these Sunday strolls delightful. I continue to be amazed by the deer there. I think there are supposed to be some in NM, but I haven’t seen them. Maybe the chupacabras scare them off… Hugs on the wing!

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    1. We have so many deer. There is some talk in the city council of ways to thin the herds. Most residents are ready to storm the Bastille when the counci talks that way. Thanks for going along today, Teagan.

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  15. Nice ride John. I think those flamingos thought they could outfly the virus. Shoulda took their cue from chess players. As for the long legged short tailed rodents they cute right until they start devouring the garden. Garden visitors here often comment ‘Oh you must not have any deer.’ When the subject switches to deterrents my stock answer is barbecue sauce. After the strange perplexed look I explain… The first one might not get the message however when it starts to sizzle the rest of them get the message.

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    1. Hahahaha. I can imagine that does keep the deer at bay. Thanks, John

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  16. John, it never ceases to amaze me how many deer you have calmly roaming your neighborhood! Somebody must be feeding them, or possibly they’ve got some nice, tasty vegetation to nibble on. I do feel sorry for the poor flamingos, who obviously wilted in the heat. Enjoy your Sunday, and thanks for letting me bike with you today.

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    1. They have a lot of grass to eat. Thaks for going along. It was nice having you.

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  17. The poor flamingos are looking a bit sad, John. I love that sculpture of the chess players.

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    1. I think the flamingos would do better if they had legs. Thanks, Robbie.

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  18. Hi, John. Yes, I would say the Texas heat got to the poor Flamingos. 🙂 Love the nap spot. 🙂 Thanks for sharing all the wildlife!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  19. I never tire of seeing the deer, squirrels and any other critters you come across on your Sunday morning tours! Thanks, John!

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    1. They were out in force this week.

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      1. So it seems!!! Love it! The closest we see to wildlife is the occasional squirrel, in which I take much delight! I talk to them in gentle tones and they twitch their little noses at me!

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      2. Asking themselves if they should leap at you or not. ( Not )

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      3. Possibly, though I seem to have established a rapport. Funnily enough, I find it easier to coexist with critters than with some humans these days 😉

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      4. Animals are nicer than people. I’m not surprised.

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  20. Anonymous · ·

    Delightful potpourri with a good balance. Flamingos, deer, squirrel, trash and art!

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    1. Yup. All of that to be found here.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Beautiful deer shots. I loved the added mask on the sculpture:)

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    1. It was fun. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. Well, even if it’s an easy way out for you, it’s still interesting for me.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit.

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  23. Your neighborhood looks so peaceful, John. I see the sun is getting to your grass, too. Ours is crackle dry 😦

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    1. Our front yard is all rock so we only have the back which gets some shade so not too bad.

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  24. Dear Deer Sunday, Dear John! Well…at least their grace add some special air to your area. At least they are happy & carefree! 🙂

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    1. They are certainly happy and carefree, Maria. That is for sure. I hope next week is a good one.

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  25. Lots of deer like around here, John. Thanks for the tour and I laughed and cringed at the nap spot. 😀 Have a good week as I’ll be signing off soon.

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    1. Have a great trip.

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      1. Thanks, John. 😃

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  26. One of these days, you’re going to reach peak deer, like peak oil, and the neighborhoods going to have to have a little discussion. I love the cute little Bambis as much as anyone, but the welfare of the herd… Well, I’m sure you’ve heard it all. Love the heat-flattened flamingos. They an example of the truth of the old saying: birds of a feather collapse together!

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    1. I always worry about the peak deer situation. There was a count completed anfd it looks like zero growth this year.

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  27. Seeing deer never gets old. I always enjoy your tours.

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    1. The deer are terrific. Thanks, Craig.

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  28. OMG, I can’t believe all the wild deer roaming around! Like something from a Disney movie 🙂

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    1. We live in a zoo, I think.

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  29. […] It didn’t cost me a penny!  Gary took me on the Swiss tour,   and John Howell took me around Lakeway to see the many deer out and about this weekend!     Thanks guys!  I enjoyed […]

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    1. Thank you, Jill

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  30. Very enjoyable potpourri, John. The masks on the sculptures should make everyone smile. I’m always amazed at the number of deer you have.

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    1. I know right. They were all out too.

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  31. Love the masks on the sculptures. Guess it got too hot for the flamingos.

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    1. Hahaha. I guess it did. Thanks, Teri.

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  32. I love how the creatures have the run of the neighborhood.

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    1. I like that too.

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  33. I’d like that cabinet – bet I could refinish it. Do you think it’s still at the curb?

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    1. No, it was gone the next time I went by. My refinishing days are over but I agree with you. 😊

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      1. Mine may be too – I’m not sure I could sneak it in the house anyway (many minimalists here).

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      2. We live in a mid century modern palce with minimalist decor. I would have the same problem. 😁

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