October 26 — The Elms, Meadow Vale Farms

North of Hwy 119, west of County road 5 1/2, south of Rd. 26,, east of (? I guess this is the best way to describe it) County Road 5

Total for today :   20,560 steps and  3:43 time. 

This is one of 3 or 4 areas I’m walking this year that aren’t actually within the Longmont city limits, but that kind of fit in with what I’m doing.  Originally I was going to throw them in with the ‘East Longmont’ category, but instead I’ll add a new ‘East of Longmont’ category.  I plan on walking the subdivision half a mile west of here, the business area south of highway 119, and also Del Camino west of I-25.

A shout-out to my son Nick, who turns 25 years old (a quarter of a century) today!  He was born in Longmont on October 26, 1988.

This area is divided into two approximately neighborhoods of approximately equal size.  Northern part is ‘The Elms’.  Southern half is ‘Meadow Vale Farm’.   First of all, immediately east of here is an area where the September flooding took place… where St. Vrain creek and Boulder creek meet, right near highway 119.    A few areas here had some flooding, and other areas were isolated for a while.  In particular, Edgewater Ct. probably had a few worrisome moments while watching the waters immediately to the east.

I wondered about the street name  JCK, in this sub-division… the only non-numeric street name with no vowels (even Y!) that I know.  A resident, Cynthia P., directed me to the fact that an Oliver was instrumental in developing this sub-division.  So I called a Floyd Oliver in the phone book that had an address in the area, and he confirmed that he was indeed involved in the development of this area.  He had some interesting information about the street names in the area.

I may not have all the following information right, but basically it sounded like the grandfather of the wife of Mr. Oliver was Elmer Linn Montomery… and maybe Pearl Howlett was a grandmother.  So that explains the names of two of the main thoroughfares in the area.  And it seems that Floyd’s wife was instrumental in naming most of the streets in the area… she named them after  historic Colorado country schools.

If this area is ever annexed into Longmont, there may need to be a street name change, since there would be two Montgomery Circles, both in east/northeast Longmont, just a few miles apart.

I anticipated finding out ab0ut the name JCK Court.    I still don’t know if it’s pronounced Jack, Jick, or whatever.  But Floyd told me it was a name derived from the names of three siblings… Jim, Carolyn, and Katherine.  He said Jim was a veteran lost in the Viet Nam war… and I asked him if that was Jim Hamm, and he said that was indeed the case.   I  believe he said that Jim was the youngest of the three, and he always disliked being relegated to third place, so he was placed first in this street name…

THE ELMS (Northern Part)

 

The Elms (northern area)

The Elms (northern area)

 

Halloween signs # 1

Halloween signs # 1

 

Halloween signs # 2

Halloween signs # 2

 

Halloween signs # 3

Halloween signs # 3

 

Wolves # 1

Wolves # 1

 

Wolves # 2

Wolves # 2

 

Canine protector # 1

Canine protector # 1

 

Canine protector # 2

Canine protector # 2

 

Canine protector # 3 --- out for early morning jog

Canine protector # 3 — out for early morning jog

 

bear looking for honey

bear looking for honey

 

lighting the way

lighting the way

 

Keep my water clean

Keep my water clean

 

ready for some weekend fun

ready for some weekend fun

 

very mildly scary ghost

very mildly scary ghost

 

very mildly scary pirate pumpkin

very mildly scary pirate pumpkin

 

Black cat with white dot

Black cat with white dot

 

spider web entry

spider web entry

 

message for trick or treaters!

message for trick or treaters!

 

welcome

welcome

 

not welcome

not welcome

 

more bears

more bears

 

neighborhood playground with scenic view

neighborhood playground with scenic view

 

duck hard at work plowing

duck hard at work plowing

 

who is this? looks like Bill Murray in some movie role?

who is this? looks like Bill Murray in some movie role

old wagon

old wagon

modern art

modern art

 

shiny orange orbs

shiny orange orbs

 

Insane Asylum

Insane Asylum

 

catching some rays

catching some rays

Olsen's wheel

Olsen’s wheel

 

this cat was opening & closing it's jaws!

this cat was opening & closing it’s jaws!

this is the Forest of No Return (Babes in Toyland)

this is the Forest of No Return (Babes in Toyland)

 

2 deer

2 deer

 

Pearl Howlett Rd... main arterial

Pearl Howlett Rd… main arterial

 

Elmer Linn (Montgomery?)

Elmer Linn (Montgomery?)

 

 

this person keeps busy!

this person keeps busy!

 

skull in the leaves

skull in the leaves

 

reaching to the sky

reaching to the sky

 

not quite as many leaves on this tree

not quite as many leaves on this tree

 

fireplug shrine

fireplug shrine

 

witch out for a ride

witch out for a ride

 

Lion with shield

Lion with shield

 

happy pumpkin family

happy pumpkin family

 

pumpkin cairn

pumpkin cairn

 

is that a scary addition to the left?

is that a scary addition to the left?

 

gray tulips?

gray tulips?

I had to look up what "I AM THE STIG" references

I had to look up what “I AM THE STIG” references

 

The Stig wiki   (warning…. it’s pretty involved!  It has to do with British car racing…. no wonder it was all new to me!)

MEADOW VALE FARM (Southern Part)

Meadow Vale Farm (southern area)

Meadow Vale Farm (southern area)

 

Four flags

Four flags

 

providing a lot of shade!

providing a lot of shade!

 

farms roots

farms roots

 

more farm roots

more farm roots

 

spiders taking over

spiders taking over

 

residual flooding to the east

residual flooding to the east

 

anybody lose a jacket?

anybody lose a jacket?

 

central post office pickup for Meadow Vale

central post office pickup for Meadow Vale

 

even the garages are pretty nice here!

even the garages are pretty nice here!

 

lots of open space and trails

lots of open space and trails

 

tall enough to store an RV?

tall enough to store an RV?

curvy brickwork

curvy brickwork

 

peahen vane?

peahen vane?

gold rooster vane, plus Freeport, Illinois windmill vane

gold rooster vane, plus Freeport, Illinois windmill vane

 

bathing the kids...

bathing the kids…

 

nice view to the west

nice view to the west (hot air balloon in upper left)

orb, scarecrow, pumpkin, driftwood

orb, scarecrow, pumpkin, driftwood

 

Keeshond crossing / wishing well

Keeshond crossing / wishing well

 

Wagon # 1 (with swans riding?)

Wagon # 1 (with swans riding?)

 

Wagon # 2

Wagon # 2

 

The street without a  vowel

The street without a vowel

 

House on Jck Place

House on Jck Place

 

bringing in the gourd harvest

bringing in the gourd harvest

 

intersection of Meadow Vale & Meadow Vale (also with hot air balloon)

intersection of Meadow Vale & Meadow Vale (also with hot air balloon)

 

old barn?  or new barn made to look old?

old barn? or new barn made to look old?

 

brush in the driveway

brush in the driveway

 

another old wagon

another old wagon

 

old water pump

old water pump

 

plus East of Rd 5 1/2…

 

residual flood water

residual flood water

 

more residual flood water

more residual flood water

 

and yet more residual flood water

and yet more residual flood water

 

 

Mead High School in the distance

Mead High School in the distance

 

breakfast time at the dairy

breakfast time at the dairy

 

Adam Dairy  (in math, that symbol means 'not equal to')

Adam Dairy (in math, that symbol means ‘not equal to’)

 

Mead High School later in the day

Mead High School later in the day

 

Mead High School, another angle

Mead High School, another angle

 

very NE corner of today's walk

very NE corner of today’s walk

 

…plus going back on Rd. 26

partially harvested cornfield and farmhouse to the north

partially harvested cornfield and farmhouse to the north

 

tractor mailbox

tractor mailbox

 

Longs Peak / Meeker overlooking Union Reservoir

Longs Peak / Meeker overlooking Union Reservoir

 

waterfowl on Union

waterfowl on Union

 

dogs at Union

dogs at Union

 

dog running at Union

dog running at Union

 

dog swimming at Union

dog swimming at Union

 

remote-controlled aircraft

remote-controlled aircraft

 

remote-controlled land vehicles

remote-controlled land vehicles

 

Remote Control Playground

Remote Control Playground

 

 

 

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