August 2 — Rainbow Ridge / Creekside

North of Plateau, west of Prospect neighborhood/105th St., south of Pike , east of Sunset 

Total for today: 19,610 steps and 3:26 time.

These are very nice upper-class neighborhoods, relatively new, with lots of nice yards and flowers at this time of year.

Rainbow Ridge

Rainbow Ridge

Creekside

Creekside

BEJEWELED STREET NAMES

Fitting the neighborhood, Rainbow Ridge has a jewel theme going for its street names… Diamond, Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, Onyx, and Jade.   And leading in to it from the south is Moonstone Court.   ‘The Moonstone’, published in 1868 by Wilkie Collins,  is considered to be the first detective novel in the English language.

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins wiki

Moonstones Gallery web site (in case you want to buy one…)

Moonstone & Plateau

Moonstone & Plateau

 

... even the garages have diamonds...

… even the garages have diamonds…

 

ON PLATEAU ROAD…  the southern part of Longmont

sitting out in the field

sitting out in the field

 

some old cars

some old cars

 

Cool --- street address made of license plates!

Cool — street address made of license plates!

 

Hunger Games training ground

Hunger Games training ground

 

 

Carlson Agricultural Preserve

Carlson Agricultural Preserve

 

Mansions to the north

Mansions to the north

 

LEFT HAND CREEK and PARK

Left Hand Creek wiki

Left Hand Creek Park

Left Hand Creek Park

 

Left Hand Creek

Left Hand Creek

 

leaving Left Hand Creek park under Pike to north

leaving Left Hand Creek park under Pike to north

 

Left Hand Creek expanse

Left Hand Creek expanse

 

Giant ants battle over a leaf

Giant ants battle over a leaf

 

needs to brush those teeth a little more often

needs to brush those teeth a little more often

 

a little embarrassed

a little embarrassed

 

KEESHOND DOGS…   another type of dog I’ve never heard of (not unusual)…

Keeshond  petwiki

Keeshond security

Keeshond security

 

 

AND THE BEST OF THE REST of the photos…

three birds pass overhead

three birds pass overhead

 

Portal of the Day # 1

Portal of the Day # 1

 

Portal  of the Day # 2 (similar to # 1)

Portal of the Day # 2 (similar to # 1)

 

Portal  of the Day # 3

Portal of the Day # 3

 

Portal  of the Day # 4

Portal of the Day # 4

 

 

another British Columbia plate

another British Columbia plate

 

another Montana plate

another Montana plate

 

a nice shrubbery

a nice shrubbery

 

mailbox vines

mailbox vines

 

front yard cascade

front yard cascade

 

sea anemone baskets?

sea anemone baskets?

 

local cat

local cat

 

local dogs

local dogs

 

might be a fun block party to crash!!

might be a fun block party to crash!!

 

'owl' on a pole

‘owl’ on a pole

 

this tow-headed mailbox could use a haircut

this tow-headed mailbox could use a haircut

 

Vineyard?

Vineyard?

 

subtle sign

subtle sign

 

even more subtle...

even more subtle…

 

relic in the park

relic in the park

 

gargoyle dog?

gargoyle dog?

 

Confucius? Saint? with dog?

Confucius? Monk? with dog?

 

mini-windmill

mini-windmill

 

Daisy Girl

Daisy Girl

 

Crazy Cow?

Crazy Cow?

 

altruistic neighbors... but a bit picked over at this point...

altruistic neighbors… but a bit picked over at this point…

 

dual lamp posts

dual lamp posts

 

flora and fauna

flora and fauna

 

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Business by Left Hand # 1

Business by Left Hand # 1

 

Business by Left Hand # 2

Business by Left Hand # 2

 

Cute.. a lot of XX chromosomes in this family!!!!

Cute.. a lot of XX chromosomes in this family!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “August 2 — Rainbow Ridge / Creekside

  1. Hi, Mark. What a great job of walking and cataloging you have accomplished. I am sending your webpage to my out of state friends who will probably never make it here. This is a fun way to show off my town. Thanks for making us look interesting and normal at the same time. Is that politically correct?
    See you next month at my cleaning appointment.

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