Views of the Neighborhood – Potpourri

Today we are going to wander and just take in whatever we can find. There is nothing special going on in Lakeway, so we can just be leisurely and enjoy the day. We are being catered by Sawyer & Co, Austin. It is a New Orleans-style restaurant, so be prepared for some spice. Our entertainment is Sara. Bareilles.

Menu

Sawyer Benedict
poached eggs, grilled ham & creole hollandaise on toasted biscuit

Huey P Benedict
poached eggs & cajun style pulled pork with creole hollandaise on toasted biscuit

Breaux Bridge Benedict
poached eggs* over signature boudin with creole hollandaise & choice of toast or biscuit served with brabant potatoes

Trailer Park Benedict
frito pie with house chili, poached eggs* cheddar & grilled onions

Big Easy Omelet
french fries, ham, chili, cheddar, onions with choice of toast or biscuit

Eggs Sardou
fried green tomatoes, poached eggs* with creole hollandaise over creamed spinach & artichoke hearts with toast or biscuit

Creole Shrimp and Grits
pan-seared shrimp in garlic butter, bacon, mushroom & creole sauce over cheesy grits

Jambalaya
with two eggs* any style, choice of bread

Crawfish Etouffee
Boudreaux approved and served over rice

Catfish Orleans
fried or blackened catfish topped with crawfish étouffée over rice

Desserts

Bread Pudding
with bourbon sauce

Key Lime Pie

Apple Pie

Pecan Sticky Bun
homemade cinnamon roll with praline topping

Root Beer Float

SHAKES
Vanilla, Chocolate,Strawberry, Chocolate Peanut Butter

Today’s wine. White: SAUVIGNON BLANC Patient Cottat, Sancerre, France 2019 and Red: CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE Château La Nerthe, Rhône, France 2016.

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s get on the bus.

Photo of a fawn and mother

Before we get too far, we need to check out this fawn and mother on my driveway.

Photo of a mama deer and fawn

Mama needs to do some bathtime chores.

Photo of deer and mother

Running to mom.

Photo of a fan in the grass

Speaking of fawn, here’s one that has been parked by its mother. This is usually okay, but the mom parked this little one on the front lawn in full view of everyone passing.

A close-up. The fawn is sound asleep.

 

Photos of flowers

A palm tree in bloom.

A field of wildflowers.

Here is beautiful artichoke agave that, because of the spring freeze, is shooting up a flower. This is usually before dying.

A small part of the herd having a stroll.

Here is a non-murdered crape myrtle blooming its heart out.

That is it for today. I hope you have a great week. Sit back and enjoy the food and music.

73 comments

  1. What a lovely walk. The deer are so precious. I know they eat some of the plants but I love them. Especially the fawns. The Eggs Sardou sound so good, I´m drooling. Happy Sunday to everyone at your house. xo

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. We love the deer too. That fawn is the cutest. 😊

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  2. How lucky you were to see those fawns. We haven’t seen any yet. That one in the first two pictures looks like it had just been born: still somewhat staggering on its feet and the mama licking it.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. You have a good eye. It was a newborn. I didn’t dare go out while mom was doing her business, so I had to take the shot through the window. The window and close up lense made it a little blurry.

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      1. A few years ago I saw a scene like that just outside my office window, and I was wondering if that fawn had even been born in our front yard.

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  3. Such a lovely neighborhood, John, and that new fawn is precious…

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes it was a newborn. 😁

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Beautiful photos, John. One of our neighbors feeds the local deer, so we daily see families. They are magnificent, aren’t they? I love to watch them. As for your elaborate menu, I’m overwhelmed. 😊

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    1. The menu is extensive so don’t eat too much. (Of course it is fat, calorie, and GMO free. Have a super Sunday.

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  5. I’ve got a feeling that a deer in your driveway activate the Twigmeister alarm system. Meanwhile, the deer have learned to coexist with humanity in your area. Good music choice!

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    1. Twiggy is pretty okay. She give one bark and then we tell her we see the deer. Unlike the UPS, or FedEx drivers she then is quiet. The deer and we all get along. Thanks, Frank.

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  6. I love the deer photos, and it’s always a treat to see a nonmurdered crape myrtle in full bloom.

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    1. Yes, I agree liz.

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  7. Those are wonderful photos, John. We don’t see deer very often around here, so I appreciate your sharing the fawn. When you say the artichoke agave shoots up a bloom before dying, do you mean the whole plant is going to die?

    As for breakfast, I’ll stick with simple simple omelette and a chocolate shake.

    Have a great day.

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    1. Yes, once it blooms the mother plant dies. (Sad thing) I love your combo of a plain omelette and chocolate shake. Sounds good to me too. To be honest I would go for the shake by itself. Thanks, Dan

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      1. Hmmmm, that is a good idea. That is one of the benefits of being an adult.

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      2. Yes indeed. Hold the spinich.

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  8. Awesome photos, John.

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    1. Thanks, Mark.

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  9. It must be great to go outside your own home and see wildlife. Here there are too many people for the wildlife to fit in!! It was a wonderful tour, John, but as far as the food goes – do you have a sampler plate? Everything sounded so good, I couldn’t decide!!

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    1. You can sample each just tell the server to bring you the King Henry special. It is a joy to go out and see the deer just living a normal life all around us. Thanks, GP 😊

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  10. Since we rarely see deer around our house, it’s always nice to view your photos, John. So sweet! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Have a great Sunday as well.

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  11. That fawn is so sweet. The deer in your neighbourhood must feel very comfortable to wander through as they do.

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    1. Yes they do. Generations have lived here without fear. Thanks, Lynn.

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  12. Nice casual spots. Really shows that spring is here.

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  13. You get things started with a bucco Benedict breakfast with all the trimmings, and then you give us fawns and agave trees and the goodbye letter to winter . . in images.

    Best tour guide. Ever.

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  14. That little fawn is precious and my mouth is watering for that Huey P. Benedict! What a treat that would be! Love Sara, too. Thanks for the lovely walk, John!

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    1. You could make your own Huey P. Benedict. Thanks for coming along Lauren.

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      1. Haha, I could, John. But it’s so nice to have a meal already prepared. 🥰

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      2. I get that for sure. 😁

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  15. I LOVE New Orleans-style food, so pardon me while I pig out on that feast you’ve had prepared for us! *wiping Key Lime pie off my chin* I still marvel at all those deer lolling about your neighborhood. Doesn’t Twiggy or Lucy send up howls of rage at that?? I’m pretty sure Monkey would be spooked if he saw a deer on his driveway. Of course, to my knowledge, he’s never encountered one at all.

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    1. Lucy doesn’t say anything. Twiggy gives us one bark to let us know she is on the job. Thanks, Debbie.

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  16. Great shots and music, John! I especially like that first photo of the mom and fawn:)

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    1. They were the cutest, Becky. 😁

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  17. You sure do know how to host, John. Those choices are mouth-watering and the music perfect to accompany us on such a lovely tour. Have a fantabulous Sunday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. You as well.

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      1. So far, so lovely!

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  18. The first photo was so sweet! It is nice to see photos of deer roaming freely without fear. Too often photos are of hunters posing with their dead deer. I loved your neighborhood in its natural state today. Food was not top shelf as usual. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I’m glad you liked the tour.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  19. The little fawn is precious! Lovely views this week, John. I’ll take a double order of the bourbon bread pudding. 😉

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    1. Here you go. Thanks for coming along,Joan.

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  20. Blooming palmas & the deer! All we need in spring, dear John! Thank you! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Viva la primavera! 😁😁😁🌺🌼🌷

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    1. Viva la primavera. 🌷😁

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      1. Hurrah! You are learning Italian! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  21. It amazes me how many deer you have roaming about in your neighborhood. The little fawns are adorable. A nice, leisurely tour today, John!

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  22. I still can’t get over the number of deer you have — and how wonderful to add that fawn to the herd. Another Austin friend found a fawn a few days back, plunked down in full view of everyone. His theory is that the deer have been around so long that they’ve learned they’re safe. I presume dogs are leashed there, and coyotes aren’t a problem.

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  23. The mama deer and fawn are too cute, and the little one curled up asleep on the lawn is just adorable. Thanks for taking us along for the ride and you had me at apple pie! 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jan. 😊

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  24. Wow! Texas asparagus is big.

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  25. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    One of our few claims to fame in my hometown is Sara Bareilles was born and raised here. (Eureka, CA) She has been great about giving back to her community.

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    1. I remember seeing signs to Eureka when I lived in Northern California. So far away.

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I enjoyed the menu and exploring the neighborhood. Loved seeing all the deer and fawns, very cute:)

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    1. Thak you, Denise. 😁

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  27. Very nice pictures, John. The fawns are lovely.

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    1. They are so cute and not many this year. Thanks, Robbie.

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  28. I’m all over that chocolate peanut butter milkshake. The fawn is all kinds of awkward-looking and adorable. And I’ve never seen a crepe myrtle tree that big!

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    1. It must be pretty old. It is the first bloomer I’ve seen. Thanks, Teri. 😁

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  29. Ahhhhh … the Sawyer Benedict is to die for! And the fawn and her mamá are so beautiful!!! The artichoke agave was … definitely different! I’ve never seen one before! And the wildflowers … wildflowers are my favourite, and the neighbors make fun of me for cultivating the dandelions here in da hood! Thanks for a beautiful Sunday morning, even though I was late to the party and didn’t hop on the bus until Monday afternoon! Have a great week, my friend.

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    1. That’s okay. we have a system of keeping the food hot for a week. The wine goes fast but we can always get more. Take your time always.

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  30. You got me at Eggs Sardou and Key Lime Pie. YUM! Your crepe myrtles are way ahead of here – no blooms for us until July. We have one of them in our front yard at the new house. Loved the deer – they clearly like your neighborhood.

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    1. The deer do like the neighborhood. They make themselves at home. Thanks, Noelle.

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  31. Love the fawn and the wildflowers. That artichoke is fascinating. I’m catching up after a looong week at school.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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