Views of the Neighborhood – Enchanted Forest – Part Two

Sign at the entrance of the enchanted forest

We are going back to the Lakeway Enchanted Forest. Today we are going to concentrate on the displays near or on Trees. Of course. We need to carry our fuel and entertainment with us. Today the Brunch is being catered by Launderette in Austin. Our entertainment is Alanis Morissette.

SWEET THANGS

BUTTER & PRESERVES toasted sourdough, housemade preserves & cultured butter
ZUCCHINI BREAD cultured butter topped with Maldon salt
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES blueberry maple compote, crème Fraiche
KEY LIME KOUIGN AMANN

SPECIALTIES

RAINBOW BOWL beet hummus, quinoa, roasted carrots, sprouts, sesame, soft egg
SALMON GRAVLAX sesame bagel, cream cheese, capers, tomato, red onion
ENGLISH MUFFIN SAMMIE scrambled egg, Deer Creek cheddar, fennel sausage, avocado, romesco
BENNY TOAST poached eggs, sauce aligot, braised greens, truffle hollandaise, toasted focaccia
FRIED CHICKEN SAMMIE coriander poblano slaw, pickles, challah
PLANCHA BURGER American cheese, special sauce, pickles, challah
THE AMERICANA sunny eggs, oyster mushroom, roasted tomato, bacon, toast
PORK SHOULDER HASH potato, brussels sprouts, sunny eggs, salsa verde
LITTLE GEMS smoked trout, kale, grapefruit, red onion, avocado, agave citrus vinaigrette

BRUNCH COCKTAILS

MIMOSA cava, fresh orange juice
FOR YOUR HEALTH mezcal, pineapple turmeric syrup, spiced agave, lime
BLOODY MARY vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire, tabasco, horseradish
TEQUILA SPRITZER Blanco tequila, apricot liqueur, chili syrup, bitters, cava
APEROL SBAGLIATO Aperol, Cocchi Rosa, lemon, orange bitters, cava
PAMPLEMOUSSE & ROSE rose liqueur, gin, lime juice, grapefruit juice, Peychaud’s Bitters
MARGARITA Blanco tequila, orange liqueur, spiced agave, lime

For wine, we have CHARDONNAY Scribe, Carneros, California 2016 for the white and CABERNET SAUVIGNON Matthiasson, Napa, California 2017 for the red.

Picture of an old time school bus

Get on board.

Photos of fries

Here we have a fairy house with a fountain.

Looks like a grumpy old man to me.

Gnome and his wishing well.

Massive tree snake.

A fairy in the tree.

Kiss me. (Virtually, of course )

A gnome trailer park.

Several fairies around a fish pond.

Herbs drying in the trees.

The man in the fungus.

A happy forest spirit.

Faries in the park.

Our last is a door to the secret garden. So relax, have some food and listen to the music.

89 comments

  1. I hope to goodness they didn’t nail those decorations into the trees. Surely not. The tree snake and the drying herbs are my favorites. Even when I was young, fairies didn’t appeal to me, although I thought gnomes were pretty cool.

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    1. I was just the opposite. I remember really liking Tinkerbell.

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      1. I really liked Tinkerbell, too. I thought she would be able to do magical things for me.

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      2. I had the same thought. 😊

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  2. Such a fun tour! I love the grumpy old man. I had to pass on the delicious food. I’m fasting today for my annual colonoscopy tomorrow… Oh joy. Thanks for the tour, John. Happy Mother’s Day to the Producer!

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    1. So sorry about the food. (Sorry about the colonoscopy prep too. I have one this year too.)

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      1. Thanks, John. I’m used to them now after having one every year for over 30 years. The prep has gotten easier. Ask your doctor for Clenpiq. The amount of solution you have to drink is much smaller and tolerable. Save me some lefties! πŸ™‚

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      2. Thanks for the tip. 😊 I’ll put one of each in the freezer.

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  3. Since I finally made it early here today, I’ll have the English Muffin Sammie and Bloody Mary. Thank you!
    I don’t like snakes, but that blue one is intriguing. All the rest are downright artistic!

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    1. Thanks, GP. By the way you don’t have to settle for just one item. 😁

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      1. That’ll be enough. For some reason I haven’t been hungry lately.

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      2. You feeling okay?

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      3. I think so – but I have to admit, that sure is unusual for me!!

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      4. Woth keeping an eye on. 🀞🏻

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Oh my, I love all the fairies and gnomes – and – I love Alanis’s song, Everything. Thank you, John, for this morning’s delight. πŸ€—

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    1. You are welcome. Gwen. Thank you for brightening up the place with your visit. 😁

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  5. Very whimsical!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Now I have to worry about next week.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I have confidence you will come up with something good.

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  6. I think I like the grumpy old man the best, but these are all lovely, John. Thanks for doing the real, so we can enjoy the virtual.

    As for breakfast, it’s going to be hard to move off the top of the menu. I love sourdough toast and pancakes. Maybe I’ll just wash those down with a Bloody Mary.

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    1. Sounds like a good idea, Dan. Can’t go wrong with pancakes. (Sour dough toast is a favorite. I ate tons when I lived in San Francisco.)

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      1. I just had sourdough toast for breakfast. We have a local grocery that bakes their own, and I picked up a fresh loaf.

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      2. Yum. Jealous? You bet. Any sourdough I’ve tried here has been disappointing.

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  7. This was delightful! I love the snake in the tree, the carved fungus, forest spirit, and of course the fairies. Thank you for taking us to the Enchanted Forest, John.

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    1. My pleasure, Jennie. Thanks for going along.

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  8. I am duly enchanted thanks to your magical mystery ride,Boss.

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    1. Oh good. Now give me your wallet.

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      1. Wow, that turned quickly . . .

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      2. Hahahhahha. 😁 I ws doing a riff on the Goodfellas.

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      3. You nailed it Boss

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      4. That movie scared me.

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      5. I grew up in that reality and when I looked back at it, it scared me too.

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  9. Sign me up for the salmon gravlax and a mimosa! Loved the grumpy old man and the tree snake!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. You are in the majority of those who like both. 😁

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  10. That tree snake one is really cool.

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    1. Every yard should have one.

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  11. These are so cool! It’s a good thing we can get out and walk because I think I gained five pounds from all the wonderful food!

    I LOVED the tree snake. And I have the same “man in the fungus” looking over my shoulder even as I type this!

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    1. That is so cool. Must be a relative of the one here in Texas. Thanks, Mae.

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  12. It was a lot of fun, Jihn, to walk around with you in that enchanted forest.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks, Pit.

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  13. I really like the things your park system does.

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    1. They do a good job I think. I hope they hurry and install something for next week. 😁

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  14. Cool tour, John. I’d really like taking that pink door to the secret garden! And that huge tree snake is definitely on my Want List — I’ll bet that thing would keep the birds from nesting in my hanging baskets, ha!

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    1. I think so too. Might be worth a try. 😊

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  15. My daughter would have just loved this place as a child. Heck, she would love it now! She even looks like Alanis Morissette. Another great menu!

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. Glad you liked it.

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  16. Love this! The grumpy old man made me laugh.

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  17. I loved looking at these John, even The Man in the Fungus!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  18. What a wonderful fairy stroll, dear John! It makes the spirit! My congratulations to have it passed. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Maria. it does do well for the spirit.

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      1. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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      2. 🌹🌷🌹🌷

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  19. Part Two was even better! Loved it all but I liked the tree faces, snake and dried herbs best. Maybe because I did not have to bend down to see them. Thanks for the Mother’s Day feast! Cheers!

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    1. Hahaha. Good point, Jo.

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  20. What a cool tour, John! I love all the fairies!

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    1. It was a unusual collection for sure. 😁

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I think my tree fairies would be right at home there. It really is an enchanted place!

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    1. I think you are right, Denise. 😊

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  22. Your neighborhood sure keeps the place fresh with something always going on. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes they do. The park and recreation folks are terrific.

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  23. I loathe snakes, but have to admit this one is pretty cool. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. Thank you. Teri.

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  24. How fun and whimsical! I love all the faeries and gnomes homes and places to play.

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    1. I think I misspelled faeries in my post. Thanks, Deborah.

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      1. I think there are a couple of ways to spell it.πŸ˜„

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  25. These are all great pictures, John. What a fun place to visit.

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    1. It was fun. Thank you, Robbie. 😊

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  26. I love the enchanted forest. Full of magic and creativity.

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    1. Yes it is, Karen. Thanks.

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  27. Love this magical tour, John, and the food was delicious! πŸ™‚

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    1. I glad you liked it, Lauren.

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  28. Thank you for the magical tour! So lovely!. And that spread! I better go run it off! Love this Alanis song!

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    1. Wait a minute. My spreads are 100% calorie and fat free, contain no cholesterol, and use no pesticides in the making. I think you should take a nap instead.

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      1. Oh! Well, in that case…
        ‘Scuse me whilst I go lie it off…

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      2. There you go. 😁

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      3. πŸ™‚

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  29. Alanis Morissette, now there’s a name I haven’t heard in years. By the way, you didn’t happen to write restaurant brochures at one point, did you?

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    1. No. There are actual menus from real restaurants.

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      1. I know, but I was still wondering. πŸ™‚

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      2. Nope. No menu writing experience.

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