January 27 — Longmont Estates II + Hover Home

Jackson  Pollack, Jr.

Jackson Pollack, Jr.

Part of Longmont Estates plus Hover Home — north of Mountain View/Northwestern Road, west of Hover, south of 17th, and east of Northwestern Road.

I’m almost done with January, and have had wonderful weather for walking all month.  I took off my sweatshirt and just wore a short sleeve shirt for the middle third of my walk today.  However, it would  be nice if we could actually get some precipitation of some sort this winter.

Part of today’s walk is Longmont Estates.  I’m not sure if the area east of Harvard is part of that or not.  There is a lot of what appears to be very nice senior housing there, of which I was not aware. It also has the Hover Home property.  For those of you not familiar with Longmont, the Hover Home is a distinctive house built about a hundred years ago…

St. Vrain Historical Society web site about Hover Home

I walked past David and Holly Barclay’s house today.  David is a great local comedic actor (and not bad at non-comedy too).  In his theater biographies, he always makes a point to remind men of a certain age to get their prostate exams.

As I was finishing up, Debi Stevenson also drove by and said hi… when I was only about a block from her house!  She invited me in for some water, but I was doing okay, and needed to finish up.  But thanks anyway!  She recently moved here from Lyons, and said I could post my photos of her house.  Is that an actual torii, Debi?  (from Wikipedia… A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred.)

There was a family working in the yard, maybe a mother and grandmother, with a slightly unhappy toddler with them.  Apparently they were debating on whether to take the child inside or not, and as I was walking past, the older lady gave a pearl of wisdom….

“If he’s going to scream, he just as well scream fresh air”.

Total for today:  24,520 steps, 4:12 time

Barclay's rule... Male?? >50 years old?? get it checked!

Barclay’s rule… Male?? >50 years old?? get it checked!

 

Forgotten sign

Forgotten sign

 

Bowling ball Alley

Bowling ball Alley

 

Ski Fence

Ski Fence

 

Debi's house

Debi’s house

 

Is this a torii ??

Is this a torii ??

 

Tree houses connected by wooden bridge

Tree houses connected by wooden bridge

 

my daughter's former apartment

my daughter’s former apartment

 

A memorial--- born on?? or passed on??

A memorial— born on?? or passed on??

I wondered if I should stop walking after seeing warning # 9.I wondered if I should stop walking after seeing warning # 9.

Hover Home

Hover Home

This swing may not have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

This swing may not have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

A split-level front porch!

A split-level front porch!

the words "are forbid using" are rather small print
the words “are forbid using” are rather small print

Vegetation of the Day
Vegetation of the Day

Friendly posts

Friendly posts

 

... but there were no tin cans tied to the back??!?

… but there were no tin cans tied to the back??!?

 

stained glass balcony?

stained glass balcony?

wise but scary old man

wise but scary old man

 

4 thoughts on “January 27 — Longmont Estates II + Hover Home

  1. This post was short, but one of my favorites so far. From the Jackson Pollack joke to the “scream fresh air” wisdom — lots of interesting tid-bits and links.

  2. That’s my concept of a torii, Mark. The top is from an
    old gold mine in Central City, so I thought I’d make it into
    a torii, even though a torii usually has two upper crossbeams.
    Love your journey and your blog !

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