Views of the Neighborhood – End of Summer Potpourri and #Tinypies

Hello again. Today we are going to wrap up the summer with a tour around the neighborhood. You can expect anything since this will be a random mix of some scenes from the last week.

Our catered brunch is from Tiny Boxwoods in Austin. Our entertainment is the Boss Bruce Springsteen.

Menu

  • Our white wine today -Domaine de la Meulière Chablis 2018 – Burgundy, France
  • Our red wine today – Château Patrabet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016 – Bordeaux, France
  • Top-shelf cocktails, soft drinks, endless coffee and tea

 
Picture of an old time school bus

The bus is ready.

Our first stop begins a study in trash oddities. A comfy chair is no longer required.

An office chair on the way out.

Looks like work at home took its toll on this one.

Forget the shade.

Now a nice deer family. Mom, dad, and the kids.

“I love my geodome.”

“Mom. Quit scratching and look at that man over there.”

Getting ready for Halloween. Tree of ghouls and giant skeleton.

Whoops, like magic. A one-eyed minion and caldron have been added. We need to come back as the collection grows.

A big ole chunk of celestine on a mailbox.

For those of you who don’t live in the Austin area, the idea of a Tiny Pies moving into your neighborhood means little. But, for us, it is like the 21st century has finally reached our door.

These are, for the most part, one serving pies in savory and sweet selections. (We like to split ours) They do have select family sizes as well. (our favorite is King Ranch Casserole pie)

They are made fresh every day.

They have a take and bake option too. This is the way we used to do it when we had to drive 40 minutes each way. Now they are five minutes away, so maybe we’ll let them bake ours.

I hope you enjoyed the tour, and thank you for your patience while I raved about Tiny Pies. Sit back. Have some food and listen to the Boss.

 

83 comments

  1. We used to have an excellent Cornish Pasty (my favourite was the spicy mince beef filling) shop in town, but sadly, it had to close because of the pandemic, it’s replacement is a Yorkshire Pudding shop where the make and fill them daily with all sorts of fillings.

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    1. You can get a sense of our delight then. 😁 Thanks, Chris.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😁

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  2. Thank you for the funny insights, John! Enjoy a beautiful Sunday! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. You as well.

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  3. I’ll have the Mother’s Breakfast, thank you.
    Some people are getting ahead of themselves for Halloween, don’t ya think?
    I never head of Tiny Pies, but they sure do have a variety of tasty treats.

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    1. They are exclusive to Austin. Tasty is a good description. 😊

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  4. Did I miss National Chair Throw Away Day? 😉 People sure are getting an early start on their Halloween decorations! Fun tour, John! Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I wish you the same.

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  5. Some interesting views, John. The Tiny Pies pictures are making me hungry. 🙂

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    1. Yes, they tend to do that to me as well. Thanks, Tim. 😊

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  6. Wish we had a pie shop around here. Looks great.

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    1. We were like kids in a candy shop. 😁

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  7. Wow, can’t believe folks are already decorating for Halloween. Bet they will have the Thanksgiving turkey perched in the yard soon, too. And that Tiny Pies place looks awesome, John. Having such an establishment just 5 minutes from our home would be a killer for my hubby, he of the inveterate sweet tooth…🙄 Have a great Sunday!

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    1. There is a little sweet tooth in all of us I think.

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  8. I particuarly like the deer photos. As for Halloween decorations: too soon, too soon!

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    1. I think it takes time to build their display

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      1. Yes. They are nuts for the holiday.

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      2. There is a household a few miles away from us that is also nuts for Halloween. The display doesn’t look too bad at night when it’s lit up, but during the day, it looks like vandals trashed their yard.

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      3. I can imagine. Since this house is painted purple everything seems to fit.

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      4. Ah. The color looks gray on my screen.

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      5. Different light.

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      6. That makes sense.

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  9. Those office chairs and the comfy chair would be gone in 5 minutes here in Spain. I am always happy that someone else is able to get use out of my discards. You can never go wrong with a tune from The Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. Needed a Boss fix today.

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  10. I’ve not heard of Tiny Pies before today but now I wish there was one in our area. And can’t go wrong with “The Boss.”

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    1. Thank you, Joan. They are exclusive to Austin. 😁

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  11. I think I’ll have the Southside with the white wine this morning, John. I’ve not heard of Tiny Pies, but if we had one, I’d be a customer for sure. Halloween already? Give me a break! Next, they’ll have Christmas decorations up!

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    1. Thanks Noelle. We need to slow down for sure.

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  12. I’ve never heard of Tiny Pies before — interesting menu. Even more interesting are the office chairs biting the dust. Golly, it looks as though your neighborhood at least is heading back to the office. If it were me, I’d be hanging onto those chairs a bit longer — ya never know!

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    1. You do never know. Debbie. I think I would hang on to them too. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Living in Canada, I’ve never heard of the chain “Tiny Pies” – however after seeing this post I wish we had one too.
    Also, isn’t it just a tad early to be decorating for Halloween????

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    1. I think it is a little early, Lynne but Halloween is a very special time for these folks and they start early.Wait till you see the whole array.

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  14. If there was a Tiny Pies here, I’d only be cooking two nights a week. Halloween already? CVS has their stuff out. Please, I’m still in summer mode.

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  15. “I love my geodome.”
    I love that caption! 😉
    As to the trash(cans): here, the ids have to be closed or you risk a fine. And things that are out next to the trash cans are never taken. We don’t have different trash cans, either. There’s no
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Our pickup will take anything. If you have something unusual you have to call the service and let them know. They will then tell you when it is scheduled.

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      1. I wish we had that service here, too.

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  16. I’m adding my name to the ‘I want a Tiny Pies’ near me, brigade’. They do sound tasty. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon John,
    Hugs

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    1. They are fabulous, David. Thanks and Hugs.

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  17. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Happy Sunday, John. I love your photo of the little deer under the geodome. How darling! It brought more than a few smiles, as did some of the chairs. I’d be glad to toss mine as well, but our furniture hasn’t arrived yet and sitting on the floor requires getting back up. 😁

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    1. Where did those guys go? I hope not to the flea market.

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  18. Good tour! Never heard of Tiny Pies but I wish we had one here! Those folks are really getting into Halloween early but I like it. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Have a super week too.

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  19. People throw away good stuff in your area. Here we donate unwanted furniture to charities, schools, or churches. The pies look very nice. We buy pies for the home bake in batches of 10. They are a nice easy meal for during the week.

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    1. We are having dessert pies tonight. I’m with you on the donation but some of those chairs were beyond donating, Thanks, Robbie.

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  20. I’ll have a fruit & yogurt parfait … there will be enough left for dinner tonight! The one chair … I believe that family owns cats. Mine and Goose’s desk chairs both look just like that! And now … you are killing me with the Tiny Pies!!! Only in Austin, eh? My mouth began watering just looking at them, then seeing the descriptions … be still my heart!!! Thanks for the fun Sunday morning, John!

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    1. I’m glad you could mke it, Jill. I’ve been hoping you were feeling better. Great to see you out and about. 😁

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      1. Not feeling better, but just had to get out of the house, and your Sunday excursions are always fun!

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  21. Halloween already? The pies look delicious!

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    1. They are delicious. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  22. Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood, John. Lots of interesting things going on. Love the idea of Tiny Pies!!

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    1. You are welcome, Jan. Thanks for going along.

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  23. We don’t have a Tiny Pies up here, but they sound wonderful, John. I’d be there daily! And lovely photos of the deer. It’s nice to have nature hanging around. Have a lovely Labor Day.

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    1. Have a great day as well, Diana.

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  24. I enjoyed the tour very much 💜

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    1. I’m glad you did. Thanks for letting me know.

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      1. Always a pleasure 💜

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  25. Never heard of Tiny Pies, but it looks like fun. Score a free chair and have a pie.

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Another fun tour 🙂 loved the deer and Halloween decorations! Your tiny pies sounds like our pasties here.

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    1. I think Tiny Pies is like your pasties. They have a divine crust which makes them pretty special. Thanks, Denise.😁

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  27. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    This is the first time I’ve heard of tiny pies—great concept.

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    1. They are so good too. Thanks, Pete

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  28. LOL! So many chairs going to the dump! Mine needs to be replaced as well, but what a hoot to see so many going at the same time!

    I loved seeing the deer we seldom see them in our neighborhood.

    The Tiny Pies shop looks like a neat shop. We don’t have one…good thing for my waistline!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. Definite waistline challenge. 😁

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  29. Great menu, delicious pies, and loved the tour, John! A bit too early for Halloween decorations though. 🙂 And the chairs, too funny!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Glad you liked it.

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  30. I wish Tiny Pies would make their way here. I’m drooling over that Peanut Butter Cup.

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    1. It was delicious. We had one Sunday night.

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  31. What is striking for me in your photos s the absence, mostly, of humans. Try taking a pic in India without a human in it…

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    1. Yes I try to avoid humans whenever possible so I would not be too happy in India. 😊

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  32. I love your collection of unneeded chairs, John. I agree, that one office chair must have been witness to some harrowing work. I’ve never heard of Tiny Pies but we love chicken pot pie – maybe we’ll get a pie store near us too!

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    1. Tiny Pies is based in Austin so you would not have heard of them. Maybe they will franchise.

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      1. They should I think 🥧

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