Views of the Neighborhood – Lamps

Lakeway has an ordinance that all homes need to have a lamp in the front of the house. Since there are no street lamps here, the regulation is very practical. Without the house lamps, it would be very dark indeed. The nice part about the individual lamps is that the night sky is protected from the glare of high-powered lights. We will take a little trip around the neighborhood to check out the kinds of lamps people have in their front yard. (okay, not the most spectacular tour, but hopefully, you will like it.) To help we are catered Brunch from Josephine House of Clarksville. Our entertainment is Carol King

Menu

Brillat Savarin green tomato, strawberry, sourdough crouton, mexican marigold infused honey 
Green Gazpacho corn pepper relish, creme fraiche and avocado
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich chicken sausage, harissa aioli, grafton cheddar & scrambled egg
Steak & Eggs 44 Farms bavette steak, roasted marble potatoes, red chimichurri, sunny side up egg
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup, house cultured butter 
Egg Salad Tartine dill, radish, sunf lower shoots, capers on seeded wheat toast 
Avocado Toast housemade hot sauce, lime zest & sunny egg 
Josephine House Burger house-made bun, grafton cheddar, greens, grilled red onion, harissa aïoli, fruit
Huevos Rancheros housemade corn tostada, sunny side up eggs, black beans, ranchero sauce, queso Cotija, cilantro 
Rice Bowl forbidden rice, roasted & pickled seasonal vegetables, avocado, arugula, romesco, poached egg
with seared chicken breast, Gulf shrimp, or Niman Ranch steak 
Shrimp & Grits Barton Spring Mills grits, lemon, thyme, red pepper flake 
Big Chopped Salad roasted chicken, pepitas, blackberries, avocado, goat feta & citronette

Of course, Top shelf drinks, beer and wine and VooDoo Ranger IPA.

Picture of an old time school bus

The bus is ready.

Our first lamp has a stately demeanor.

The haunted house look.

Hard to describe but it is a lamp.

Classic carrage lamp with grasshopper bonus.

Sixties globe

Matching pole and house lights.

Modern LED type.

Three lamps supporting the blue.

A trio of lamps that look like they were cut off.

Another back the blue lamp.

A gas lamp.

Large lamp in the mist.

Another gas lamp.

So ends the exciting tour of lamps. Now relax and enjoy Carol King live. I hope you have a great week.

 

100 comments

  1. Thanks, John. Something light for a Sunday morning. Can’t beat it.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. 😁

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  2. A nice idea, John. The neighborhood must be lovely when suffused with light in the evening and early morning….

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    1. We love our night sky for sure. The suffused light is lovely. Thanks, Lori.

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  3. Which one is Aladdin’s?
    Quite a collection nevertheless.
    I admire this regulation of eschewing street lights to limit human damage to the natural world. Looks like it is becoming popular is several parts of the US.

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    1. There is a movement here to certifiy cities with night sky care. Our town is going through the process now. Thanks, Ankur. 😁

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  4. I don’t know about that haunted house look . . .

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. I’ll have the salad and the ‘stately’ lamp. I love front lawn lamps. And might I suggest ‘The Old Lamplighter’…https://youtu.be/KVgQKImpCh0 (I hope this pasted correctly). Nice post, John.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. You did paste it correctly. Terrific song.

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  6. Is the haunted house lamp out year around? I’m not big on the modern LED light. I grew up in a neighborhood that had more traditional lamp posts. We have plain old streetlights now…kind of boring. Thanks for the tour, John. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill Yes that is a regular lamp out all year.

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  7. Yes, I did enjoy the lamp tour. Once again, your neighbors have shown creativity and individuality.
    I’ll have the Brillat Savarin and maybe go through the tour again.

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    1. Yes and then have something else too. Thank you, GP.

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  8. I’m thinking the 3rd lamp is based on a video game called ‘Plants vs Zombies’.

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    1. Yes, that explains it for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Who doesn’t love Carole King? What a beautiful voice and smile! Thank you for sharing her today. And I enjoyed the walk around your neighborhood. I especially like the lamp with the star — and the grasshopper visitor. Enjoy your breakfast and your day, my friend. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Did you get a notification today?

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Yes, right on time? Perplexing for sure. Have a great day!

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      2. Excellent. I was worried.

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      3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        oops, I didn’t mean to add a question make. 🙄

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      4. A question make is always in fashion. I knew you didn’t just like I know the make in this (and your) comment is mark. 🤗

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  10. A tour, a meal, and entertainment too. What more could anyone ask.
    Hugs

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    1. To borrow money I suppose. 😁

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  11. We have a similar situation here. I’m the guy whose lamp is broken and needs replacing.

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    1. It does happen. I saw a number of those but decided not to take them. Thanks, Craig

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  12. A great tour, delicious food, and Carole King’s classic is one of the best. Thanks for the entertainment, John. See you on Wednesday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Lauren. Yes, I will see you on Wednesday. 😁

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  13. Good morning, John. That’s not a bad ordinance at all. We don’t have anything like this here, but I seem to remember that there is an ordinance about lights during the night, to prevent too much glare so close to Enchanted Rock.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Night glare is a problem in some places. We are lucky here.

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  14. I enjoyed your lamps and the menu sounded soooo good.

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    1. Thank you, Molly Shea.

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  15. That’s nice, John. Our neighborhood doesn’t streetlights, either. Some houses have lamps, but not all. I think it would be nice if we all did.

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    1. We like it for sure. Thanks, Tim

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  16. First off, I received a notification for this post, John!

    I was also happy to see that our lamppost and lamps are represented in your wonderful collection.

    I’m going to go old school and have the Steak & Eggs today.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Dan. I would like yours then. Steak and eggs it is. Thaks again for the info. I have an e-mail from WP wondering if maybe my post was just not being read because of a holiday or something. Would love to throw explosives to the bot. I guess this is a one-off situation. The Producer got a notification too. Traffice seems to be getting back to normal.

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      1. When I get those answers from the engineers, I want to scream, John. Thanks for breakfast.

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      2. I wrote back and thanked them. They asked if I need further help to let them know. I asked them to please let me know what help they have been so far? Probably won’t hear back.

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      3. Haha – probably not, but that’s a good question.

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  17. Okay, this is an enLIGHTening post! I’m still wondering about that contraption with the green hand sticking out, but the others look pretty functional. And I imagine the city (or is it a village?) saves a bundle, not having to foot the bill for street lights!

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    1. Yes they do save a bundle. It is a city. Thanks, Debbie.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I wouldn’t think there would be so much diversity in yard lamps, but there is! I’m intrigued by the one with a hand in it. Thanks for another fun tour with good music and food to accompany us.

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    1. That belongs to the purple house. There is always something going on there. Thanks, Denise.

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  19. One always looks better in subdued lighting! Good for your community! Your neighborhood lights are more attractive than traditional light poles.

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    1. Good thought. We have a whole town of good lookers. Thanks, Jo. Have a great week.

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  20. Some of these are lovely, John. I like the first gas lamp best.

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    1. It is pretty cool in person. Thanks, Robbie.

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  21. What an eclectic selection of lamps to share, John. I love the old fashioned look best, but the colorful flowers are intriguing.

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    1. Yes the flowers all light up. Pretty interesting at night. Thanks, Jan

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  22. I’m stuffed just from reading your menu. As for the lamps, of COURSE I loved the Halloween-ish looking one best. And the classic star . . cannot go wrong with that.

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    1. I thought you would like those. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Another great tour.

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      2. Thank you, Marc.

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  23. Excellent choices for the menu… So many lovely dishes to choose from!

    The LED lamp makes me think of the bug zapper we used to have. That indescribable one is top of the kitschy chain! I am partial to the gas lamps, true be told. I guess I’m more of a classicist 😉

    Carole King is always welcome to listen to.

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    1. I think you are right about the bug zapper look. I love Carol King.

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      1. Tee hee!
        She’s great.

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  24. Carriage lamp with the Texas star, I believe. I like the lamp tour and the usage of them. The sunflower lamps and nearly incognito. Fun!

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

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  25. A nice mix of old and new styles – I’ll have the huevos rancheros wtih a Dos Equis!

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    1. Coming up. Thanks, Noelle.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    So many possibilities for light. Have you seen this YouTube of Carole King going nuts as Aretha performs You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efIAM5dzuDs

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    1. Yes I saw that. Thanks.

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  27. Liked the tour and the entertainment! The gas lamps are my faves.

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    1. Mine too, Becky. Thanks.😊

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  28. My favs are the haunted house lamp and green hand – no surprise there.

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    1. No surprise at all. Thanks, Teri. 😁

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  29. the lamps are great and I loved that version of you got a friend. One of my favourite songs ever. But you probably knew that.

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    1. Sure I did, Darlene 😁I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  30. What a great idea to keep light pollution down. The Halloween one was creative.

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    1. Their whole house is a Halloween decoration all year.

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      1. Ah, it’s their favorite holiday and theme I’m guessing. #1 Grandson would love passing that house everyday! 😀

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      2. It is their favorite.

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  31. Hmm, not sure about this. It must be dark, and maybe even dangerous, for people out for an evening stroll. I had to look twice to find the grasshopper- great shot!

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    1. It is dark. Mooooohahahahahah

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      1. Lol, can you here my screams? 🙂

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      2. Was that you? I thought it was a mountain lion.

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      3. It was both of us, after I accidentally stepped on his tail- in the DARK! lol

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  32. Great! Thank you for the sightseeing, John! Thats not only good for the environment, its great for the inhabitations to show their creativity. Have a nice week ahead. xx Michael

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Michael.

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  33. Lamps always look so romantic, dear John! Gas ones are the top! Thank you for this stroll! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. They do look romantic, Maria. Yes, I like the gas lamps the best.

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  34. I agree, that trio of lamps looks too short!

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    1. Some how your comment ended up in spam, Barbara. Too short is the right description.

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      1. Oh that’s weird! I’m getting so many spam comments (we’re talking 300+ a day). There are so many I don’t have time to sort through them. I hope I haven’t missed any legit comments!

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      2. I found it odd. I hope by identifying your erudite comments as not spam it will stop. 😁

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  35. This was fun! I like the gas lamps.

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