Tag Archives: Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Lake Travis Community Library

Today we are visiting the Lake Travis Community library in Lakeway. Here is a bit of history quoted from their webpage. “The Lake Travis Community Library was founded in 1985 and through the generosity of Lake Travis ISD, shared space with the Lake Travis High School Library for over 20 years. In May 2004, voters […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Community Spirit – A Repost on the Second Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.

Since this is the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey which devastated Port Aransas, I thought I would repeat a post that ran after the hurricane showing the community spirit there. I think it is that spirit which helped many people through difficult times. We no longer live in Port Aransas but the experience of the hurricane […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Driveways

I know it seems a little odd to feature driveways on Views of the Neighborhood. I just found that some of them are so steep up or down that I couldn’t help myself in taking pictures of them. They may interest you as well. Here is one that drops about thirty feet and then you have […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Spicewood Winery

A lovely way to spend a Sunday. My two daughters and I visited two wineries. The first is named Spicewood. I’ll show you the second next week. Here is a blurb from the website. Since 1992 Spicewood Vineyards has been producing distinguished Texas Hill Country wines that are known for their timeless appeal and exceptional […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Visit to Moon Valley Nurseries

I know the Producer, and I seem to be fixated on nurseries. Last week we had to visit another in the quest for an olive tree and Artichoke Agave. Our landscaper was having a difficult time finding them, so we thought we would help in the search. I hope you enjoy the quest. Here is […]

Views of the neighborhood – Visit to Natural Gardener Part II

Here we are at the Natural Gardener again. If you recall I did part one and then took a Fourth of July parade break. There are a lot of photos but few words. (Thank you, John) I hope you enjoy the stroll. As a reminder, here is a map of the place – huge. Natural rainwater […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Fourth of July Parade

Since this week was the Fourth. I thought you would enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Lakeway Fourth of July parade. There were over 100 entries in the parade so I was forced to edit the numbers of photos. There are still way too many but sometimes it was hard to cut. […]

Views of the Neighborhood – A Visit to The Natural Gardener

This past week the producer and I visited The Natural Gardener, which is a retail nursery featuring organic plants and shrubs. We were surprised at the size of the grounds and the number of species offered. There was so much to take in, I’m going to use two posts to cover it all. This week […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Mansfield Dam

Today we are visiting the Mansfield Dam, which is close to the neighborhood. Mansfield Dam is 278 feet (85 m) high, 7,089 feet (2 km) long, and 213 feet (65 m) thick at the base. The concrete gravity dam was designed to control flooding. Built on the Colorado River by the Lower Colorado River Authority it stores 369 […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Book Fair McKinney Texas

Today’s neighborhood visit is in McKinney, Texas, which is a four and one half hour drive from my neighborhood. The book fair is sponsored by Texas Authors as part of the Texas Author Book Fair Network.   I decided to stay in an AirB@B in McKinney. It was in the country and very quiet. I loved the […]