October 25 — Prospect, Gaynor Lake

North of Plateau Rd., west of Hwy 287 (Main St.), south of Pike Rd., east of (? I guess this is the best way to describe it) Amethyst Dr.

Total for today :   20,500 steps and  4:14 time. 

The main area covered today is the Prospect neighborhood.  I also then rode my bike down to the Gaynor Lake neighborhood (which is not in the Longmont city limits, but is close by).  This is the first time (and maybe only time) this year that I’ve ridden my bike between two different parts of my walk.  I also thought about walking the Majestic Road and Crestview Drive streets south of Oxford Road, but decided those were far enough out of the city limits to merit occlusion.

The Prospect neighborhood is the most architecturally diverse neighborhood of Longmont.  It also happens to have my absolute favorite street names… somewhat like normal streets names on acid.  They have a couple of positive virtue street names… Tenacity Drive and Confidence Drive.  Next they slip into slightly weaker character traits…  Incorrigible Circle, Half Measures Drive, and Tempted Ways Drive.  Then they go completely off the deep end with Ionosphere Street, Neon Forest Circle, and 100 Year Party Court!

The neighborhood is unique in many ways.  As mentioned above, it blends many building styles side-by-side.   Some look European, some look industrial, there’s a country farm feel to some, and traditional modern look to others.  The streets curve around a lot, and a street may turn into an alley further on down the road.  It integrates the business and residential communities, giving a homey neighborhood feeling to the area.

I guess it’s time to admit that I haven’t gotten many ‘propositions’ yet this year as the Longmont Streetwalker.  In fact, it’s been a complete failure as a money-making venture.  But on today’s walk, for a moment I thought maybe I had my first offer.  A utility truck driver stopped by me and said “I’m looking for a street called ‘Tempted Ways’”.  In any other neighborhood, I might have interpreted this as a subtle invitation.  But alas, in Prospect, I just pointed and told him it was a block to the south.

Tempted Ways

Tempted Ways

 

I’ll put my ‘normal’ Prospect pictures first, then a small section of Gaynor Lake pictures.  I’ll finish up with a bunch of Halloween decoration pictures to finish up today’s post.

PROSPECT BUSINESSES

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Lolo (Lower Longmont)

Lolo (Lower Longmont)

 

 

Yoga boutique

Yoga boutique

 

Big Daddy Bagels

Big Daddy Bagels

Two Dog Diner

Two Dog Diner

Florist

DeBritz Florist

The Rib House BBQ

The Rib House BBQ

Multum in Parvo --- Much in Little

Multum in Parvo — Much in Little

The Gym

The Gym

 

This license plate made me think of ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ by Bobbie Gentry, and the something being thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge.  Interestingly, the bridge collapsed in June, 1972.

Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry youtube

Bobbie Gentry wiki

Tallahatchie, Mississippi

Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

 

PROSPECT ARCHITECTURE

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We ran out of stones

We ran out of stones

 

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OTHER PROSPECT SIGHTS

 

Neon Forest & Confidence

Neon Forest & Confidence (still some frost on the signs…)

 

100 Year Party Court

100 Year Party Court

 

Dead End at Half Measures

Dead End at Half Measures

 

Street number on Incorrigible Circle

Street number on Incorrigible Circle

 

Bumper Stickers of the Day

(feminist) Bumper Stickers of the Day

 

Notice the skull and (Frankenstein?) near the top

Notice the skull and (Frankenstein?) near the top… (and spider and (lion?))

 

Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight....

Buffalo Gals won’t you come out tonight….

 

fountain

fountain

 

slanty birdbath

slanty birdbath

 

community garden

community garden

 

3 of about 12 crow artwork

3 of about 12 crow artwork

 

park shelter

park shelter

 

no exceptions

no exceptions

 

I wondered if this pattern would show up in my photo...

I wondered if this (Moire) pattern would show up in my photo…  it did!

 

rabbit vane

rabbit vane

 

old gas station needing renovation (mentioned in Kerouac's On The Road?)

old gas station needing renovation (mentioned in Kerouac’s On The Road?)

 

another view of old Art Deco gas station

another view of old Art Deco gas station

 

... when pigs fly

… when pigs fly

 

yard art

yard art

 

more yard art

more yard art

 

colorful garage doors

colorful garage doors

 

who says fences need to be straight up & down

who says fences need to be straight up & down

 

long tail pipes?

long tail pipes?

 

five faces

five faces

 

Poland Consulate?

Poland Consulate in Prospect?

 

I was glad this 2nd floor dog was well-contained

I was glad this 2nd floor balcony dog was well-contained

 

One tough daisy is still fresh as a daisy

One tough daisy is still fresh as a daisy

 

pensive cat

pensive cat

 

Griffin?

Griffin?

 

Waterloo

Waterloo

 

neighborhood park

neighborhood park

 

 bus stop bench  ... L for Longmont?

bus stop bench … L for Longmont?

 

concrete barriers

concrete barriers

 

GAYNOR LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD …. and along 287 going there

Edelweiss horse boarding

Edelweiss horse boarding

 

majestic house

majestic house

 

abandoned tennis court

abandoned tennis court

 

Gaynor Lake

Gaynor Lake

 

cornfields

cornfields

 

shelter by Gaynor

shelter by Gaynor

 

debris from flooding?

debris from flooding… or dredging?

 

looks like heavy machinery weight was too much for asphalt to support

looks like heavy machinery weight was too much for asphalt to support

 

those little blurs are LARGE mosquitoes

those little blurs are LARGE mosquitoes

 

 

sculpture with neckware

sculpture with neckware

 

two cute dogs protecting their property

two cute dogs protecting their property

 

awesome tree house with zip line

awesome tree house with zip line

 

local water fowl

local water fowl

 

I buy all my greeting cards from Haulmark...

I buy all my greeting cards from Haulmark…

 

another view of Gaynor Lake

another view of Gaynor Lake

 

yet another view

yet another view

 

water level not as high as I expected here

water level not as high as I expected here

 

more local water fowl

more local water fowl

 

didn't know about the Zebra Mussel problem

didn’t know about the Zebra Mussel problem

 

yard art 1

yard art 1

 

yard art 2

yard art 2

 

along  Oxford Rd.

along Oxford Road

along Oxford Rd...  nice arch window in garage

along Oxford Rd… nice arch window in garage

along Oxford Rd.

along Oxford Rd.

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along Oxford Rd. --- brick A-line

along Oxford Rd. — brick A-line

 

signal light?

signal light?

 

silver triangle

silver triangle

 

yellow pump

yellow pump

 

horse # 1

horse # 1

 

horse # 2

horse # 2

 

east side of highway 287

east side of highway 287

car museum

car museum

 

I’ve never been inside here before, but it looks interesting…

Dougherty Museum web site

 

Indian Peaks wilderness off to the west

Indian Peaks wilderness off to the west

 

The Indian Peaks Wilderness area just west of Ward is one of our families favorite hikes.  We’ve been to the top of Mt. Audubon, and Lake Isabelle is a beautiful relatively short hike.  Indian Peaks scenery has been compared to some of the views in the Switzerland Alps.

Indian Peaks Wilderness wiki

 

HALLOWEEN  DECORATIONS..

I like all the ghoulish halloween decorations… so the rest of the pictures are going to be a bunch of those from the Prospect neighborhood.   So if you like that kind of stuff, take a look.   If that’s not your cup of tea, then you can skip the rest of this….

See this same decoration in my Boulder blog...

See this same decoration in my Boulder blog…

 

fashion witch

fashion witch

 

spiral ribcage

spiral ribcage

 

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Mona Lisa in the background

Mona Lisa in the background

 

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keep out of graveyard

keep out of graveyard

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it's hard to see the zombie chasing the tractor

it’s hard to see the zombie chasing the tractor

 

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Is that “Dearly Beloved… Rest in Peace”  Lizzie Borden?

Lizzie Borden took an axe.  And gave her mother forty whacks.

When she saw what she had done.   She gave her father forty-one.

 

skull with combover

skull with combover

 

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spider devouring skeleton

spider devouring skeleton

 

pumpkin cairns

pumpkin cairns

 

love never dies.... well, maybe love is eternal?

love never dies…. well, maybe love is eternal?

 

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I like the 'all others will be toad'

I like the ‘all others will be toad’

 

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a pirate skeleton with heart

a pirate skeleton with heart

 

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bag of rats

bag of rats

 

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Watch w(h)ere you step!!

 

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a little scarier than your  normal gnome

a little scarier than your normal gnome

 

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