July 30 — Southmoor Park (east of Bowen, west of Pratt)

North of Pike, west of Pratt Parkway, south of Ken Pratt Blvd , east of Bowen and Missouri 

Total for today: 22,660 steps and 4:11 time.

Two new state license plates… Hawaii (!) and South Carolina.  I have now seen license plates from all 50 states on my walks, and I didn’t start looking until March 17… so it just took a little over 4 months.  I did not get a picture of the Rhode Island one, since it was at a traffic light.  So I’m still looking for one of those to photograph.  Would also be nice to get a Washington D.C.

The Palmetto State (tree)

The Palmetto State (tree)

 

didn't think I would get one of these!

didn’t think I would get one of these!

 

JOE’S BIRDHOUSES

I met a nice older man named Joe on Bowen, who showed me his bird houses, and told me about all the birds that come to his yard… he has seen falcons, owls, and even a bald eagle there…

Joe's birdhouses in yard

Joe’s birdhouses in yard

... and others in his garage

… and others in his garage

CONSECUTIVE STATE STREET NAMES

Some of the street names in the Southmoor Park area are named after U.S. states.  It didn’t occur to me until today (and I went home in checked) that they are alphabetically going from north to south.  (the other similar street sequences I’ve noticed in town and in Boulder county are alphabetical going from south to north).

State streets in Southmoor Park going from north to south —- Iowa,  Jersey (I’m counting this…), Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, and Utah.  Some of these are west of Pratt Parkway, some are east.  Notice the Iowa thru Missouri don’t skip any letters, either…  I-J-K-L-M

DOG VIEWING CUT-OUTS IN FENCES

I have never noticed a fence with the rectangles cut out with wire mesh over it before… or if I did, I didn’t know what it was for.  But I’m pretty sure it must be compassionate dog owners that want to let their pets have a better view of what’s going on out on the street or sidewalk.  It seems like a good idea.  I saw three of them in this part of town.    Are there some in other neighborhoods too?

dog viewport 1

dog viewport 1

 

dog viewport 2

dog viewport 2

 

dog viewport 3

dog viewport 3 (& 4)

 

BOB WEIR (?)

I wasn’t sure who Bobby was, though he looked vaguely familiar.  Thought maybe he was from Dallas or Dynasty or some TV show.    Upon research, however, it appears this is Bobby Weir from the Grateful Dead.  Is there some controversy/competition between Weir and (rest in peace) Jerry Garcia?

Bob Weir wiki

Bob & Jerry When I Paint my Masterpiece youtube

Bob Weir?

Bob Weir?

 

ART ALONG LEFTHAND CREEK

Various public artwork along Lefthand Creek —  pastel colors.

lefthand bench

lefthand bench

 

lefthand leaf chairs

lefthand leaf chairs

 

lefthand fish

lefthand fish

 

lefthand ? (plant?)

lefthand ? (plant?) (rubber arrows in quiver?)

 

KANEMOTO PARK AND BURLINGTON ELEMENTARY

Kanemoto Park was looking good, and the adjacent Burlington Elementary had renovations going on…

Kanemoto  park

Kanemoto park

 

dedication plaque

dedication plaque

 

torii

torii

 

pagoda

pagoda

 

kid's swimming

kid’s swimming

 

under renovation

under renovation

 

Burlington playground

Burlington playground

MULTI-MAILBOXES OF THE DAY

I was unable to pick a single ‘mailbox of the day’, so….

metalwork mailbox

metalwork mailbox

 

pump mailbox

pump mailbox

 

driftwood mailbox (notice it curls around the post)

driftwood mailbox (notice it curls around the post)

 

Fish mailbox

Fish mailbox

 

AND THE BEST OF THE REST of the photos…

watchful cat

watchful cat

 

watchful (but peaceful) big dog

watchful (but peaceful) big dog

 

watchful 'dog'

watchful ‘dog’

 

geese and cactus siesta

geese and cactus siesta

 

gas pumps

gas pumps

 

don't see clothes pins around much any more... too bad

don’t see clothes pins around much any more… too bad

 

'bird' with houses

‘bird’ with houses

 

other bird houses

other bird houses

 

add a bike inner tube and you have a nice slingshot

add a bike inner tube and you have a nice slingshot

 

front yard protected by trees

front yard protected by trees

 

stone wall

stone wall

 

look carefully... there's a grasshopper on Nebraska... (appropriate?)

look carefully… there’s a grasshopper on Nebraska… (appropriate?)

 

Pratt Parkway Christians

Pratt Parkway Christians

 

St. Stephen's

St. Stephen’s

 

fancified fence

fancified fence

 

large backyard skateboard ramp peeking over fence

large backyard skateboard ramp peeking over fence

 

cool driftwood

cool driftwood

 

somebody is 'WELCOME BACK' !

somebody is ‘WELCOME BACK’ !

 

streetside garden

streetside garden

 

front yard plow

front yard plow

 

bee and blossom

bee and blossom

 

Bloom! school

Bloom! school

 

stairway to heaven

stairway to heaven

 

young love

young love

 

sitting on the bench

sitting on the bench

 

restricted parking!

restricted parking!

 

front yard wagon

front yard wagon

 

curbside patio

curbside patio

 

 

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