views of the Neighborhood – Potpourri

This week’s tour started out being about trees. Then a couple of things came up so it is now a bunch of stuff. We have stocked the bus with an assortment of goodies including crudities, fresh-caught snapper, red potatoes, green beans, and creme brulee. We are also serving called cocktails and drinks so you can order what you want.

Climb aboard the bus. We also have Kid Rock for entertainment. He brought a friend with him

Views of the Neighborhood

The first stop is an oak tree starting to turn red.

Next is the first holiday decoration in the neighborhood and I’m sure in the neighborhood. Santa doing pull-ups on the eve trough.

Hey, I was wrong. A couple of grapevine reindeer.

A large golden crepe myrtle.

Not sure what this tree is but it is old and pretty. (Like me)

A young Crep myrtle in full color.

Another oak just starting to turn.

 

And so we come upon a hybrid. Thanksgiving, Halloween, and holiday all together.

Hold on. We need to wait for this family to get out of the way.

More crepe myrtles starting their gold imitation.

Turning oak.

Views of the Neighborhood

Oak almost filled out.

Beautiful red berries.

Well, that does it for today. Stay and have some more food and listen to the music.

 

95 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I suspect the hybrid home, the one celebrating all the holidays at once, might house some interesting future characters in a novel. 😁 Thank you for the chuckles and the scenes of beauty.

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    1. Or just interesting characters. I have seen the mother and she has purple hair. I’ll bet they have a lot of fun. Thanks, Gwen.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Somehow I’m not surprised. Purple fits Easter! LOL

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  2. Great photos, John. I like the comment about the old tree 😏

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    1. The leaves look like a bradford pear but the trunk is very unusual. Thanks, Dan

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  3. Some lovely trees, John. That bus is a boon to your area. It must have become a tourist attraction now. You should take it across the country. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. The outside speakers do cause a stir now and then. 😁

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  4. A good ride, John. I like that your neighborhood is more diverse than mine. Here, everything looks the same – the HOA rules!

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    1. I used to live in an annoying HOA area so I know what you are saying. We don’t have an HOA but the city has some good rules. The big difference is if you violate the rules a guy or gal with a badge could show up. Very few rules are violated. 😁

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  5. You’re bus goodies are getting fancy, John! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. The trees are so gorgeous. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It gets more challenging to find stuff to photograph. 😊

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      1. I think you’re doing a great job, John! πŸ™‚

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      2. Aw. Big hug to you. (Virtually of course) πŸ€—

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  6. Excellent series .

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius. So nice of you to say.

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  7. Hybrid decorations is a smart idea. More people should do that.

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    1. You could do it for the 4th of July and let it go past the winter holidays.

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  8. Love the changing colors. I have to admit, I cringe when I see Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a shock to see them for sure, Joan. Thanks.

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  9. Your nieghborhood is looking lovely. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thanks for taking the tour. Kid Rock is from my hometown of Detroit. Always love listening to him.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  10. I’d forgotten how pretty crepe myrtles are in the Fall — thanks for the reminder. And I’m delighted that your area is showing such lovely Fall color — everyone should share in the beauty of the season. Love the Santa — kind of looks like he, too, is barely hanging on in this squirrely year!

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    1. Hahahha. Yes it does look like he has employed fingernails to help. Thanks, Debbie. 😁

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  11. Thanks for today’s wonderful ride with great music. Our trees are almost bare and yours are just starting. A lovely extension!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  12. Thanks for Kid Rock! I love love that song. Some great pictures of the neighbourhood.

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    1. Thank you Darlene. I like Kid Rock too. He and I were Detroit born.

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  13. Nice potpourri today. The unidentified small tree could be a rain tree as their blooms and leaves turn in the fall. I like that people are already in the holiday spirit – bring it on.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I’ll look up a rain tree.

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  14. Wonderful stroll, dear John! Do the deer have acorns like pigs? The hybrid yard is stunning: a true power of democracy! Choose any feast you want! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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    1. The deer do have acorns. We collectthem in ouryard and toss them over the fence to them. They love acorns. 😊

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      1. That’s amazing, dear John! So do the squirrels. 😁😁😁

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      2. Yes.I think all of the creatures around here like acorns

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      3. Acorn paradise! That’s great, dear John! πŸ™‚

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      4. Thank you, Maria. Yes we don’t like it whenthey start sprouting all over the place though. 😁

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      5. Hmm…So, the deer help you so much! I wonder if reindeer like the acorns…🀨😐 You can make acorn jam or at least liqueur….They might be delicious… 😏

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      6. Goodness. I don’t know how to make any of those things. I will set a few acorns out on Christmas and see if there reindeer like them. If so,it may be a whole new way to get rid of them.

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      7. Hmmm… Indeed, it is worth trying, dear John! Maybe your local Santa will like them too! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰

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      8. Our local Santa is very fussy.

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      9. 😁😁😁

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      10. I think that you can find the jam & the liqueur recipes in old culinary books. If I come across anything similar in my ancient medicine treatises I will send you them. 😎

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      11. Um. Maria. I have a tme problem. Not enough. I would rather spend time drinking liquor than making it. 😁

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      12. Ha-ha-ha! You are right! I comprehend you very well. Time is always not enough! You might arrange a sort of activity for the deer. If they like acorns, they might be trained to make liqueur. (Theoretically). πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      13. Yes theoretically. πŸ˜‚ Don’t forget they don’t have an opposable thumb. πŸ˜‚

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      14. Ha-ha-ha! But they do the horns! If to make special horn distiller, it will be an industrial breakthrough! πŸ™‚

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      15. Hahaha. Yes breakthrough for sure. 😁

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      16. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      17. Plus the game warden will visit no doubt.

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  15. Thanks for the lovely tour, John! I enjoyed the decorations, but for the reminder that Christmas is getting closer by the day and I have yet to do the first bit of shopping or planning. I was hoping we could skip it this year, but the girls don’t agree. πŸ₯Ί

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    1. Not a good idea,skipping the holidays.

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      1. Saves money. πŸ’΅

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      2. And your spirit loses weight too.

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      3. AHA! I knew you would have a comeback and a pertinent one at that. Sigh. Yeah, you’re right.

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      4. Everyone needs a fat spirit. 😁

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      5. Shhhhhh … my body will claim it needs to keep up with my spirit! πŸ˜‰

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  16. Are those coconut trees on the hybrid lawn?

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    1. Yes they are, Barbara. Why? I couldn’t tell you.

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      1. Well, pine isn’t for everyone…

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  17. Santa already?! Next time they’ll put him up a day after Easter!

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  18. Good tour. Can you warm the bus for a few minutes next week?

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    1. Sure.It is a little chilly.😁

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  19. What a lush and vibrant collection of trees. And to be able to dine on snapper with a cocktail whilst sightseeing? Doesn’t get any better than that.

    Enjoyed the trip, Boss. As per.

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    1. I’m glad Pilgrim. 😁

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  20. Hey hey hey … fall has arrived in your region of Texas, Cheers to Santa getting fit for his big day.

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    1. Thanks, Frank.

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  21. Looks beautiful and serene!

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    1. Thank you, Ankur. It is very peaceful. 😁

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  22. some families are still in the middle of halloween, some – welcoming Santa πŸ™‚ … love the bus, so cute! gives me the feel of Cuba lol

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    1. The exact mood I’m looking for. Thanks, VR.😊

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  23. The hybrid house is my fav. I think they should also add Easter decs.

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    1. I’m surprised they don’t.

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  24. Potpourri aptly describes this view of the neighborhood, John. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  25. Such gorgeous sights, John.
    I like the idea of the food and drink too! Let me know next time, okay?

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    1. Next time I’m going to be serving Texas Chili, corn chips, and gueso dip. Lots of beer with. that too. Not sure who the entertainment is going to be.

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      1. Sounds good to me!

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      2. You like beans or no beans in your chili, Cynthia?

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      3. No beans it is then. 😊

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  26. Gosh, John, Christmas decorations already.

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    1. I ddn’t do it. It’s those guys. But yes,already.

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  27. Our colors here are muted this year but I can’t believe all the stores are decorated for Christmas. Bah humbug!

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    1. I know right? Thanks for the humbug, Noelle.

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  28. Beautiful trees. Santa already?

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    1. Looks that way unless I caught a second story man caught on the first story. Thanks, Jennie. 😊

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      1. Haha! Best to you, John.

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  29. Beautiful photos…

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  30. Hang on, santa!

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    1. He fell ina windstorm. Not back as of today.

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