North of Nelson, west of Hover, south of 9th Ave., east of Airport Rd.
Total for today : 30,300 steps and 5:43 time.
This will be the largest acreage I cover in any of my neighborhood walks this year. Golden Ponds takes up a lot of space, plus farmland. This had several areas that were badly hit by flooding. Areas near 3rd Avenue and Hover, as well as immediately south of 9th were both very active today with post-flood clean-up.
To start off today’s blog, I’m going to repeat a photo I took on my August 20 walk, which is looking west from where the St. Vrain river crosses Airport Road. Immediately below it is a photo from today’s walk, which I believe is from pretty much the same vantage point.
August 20 — St. Vrain looking west from Airport Road
Same view on Sept. 24 (about 11 days after the main flooding)
a new channel cut a bit south (left) of the above pictures
looking east from same location (other side of bridge)
FLOODING SOUTH OF NINTH
There was a lot of police presence in this area (4 cars or so), with officers knocking on doors talking to residents. Also several city and Xcel utility vehicles, as well as volunteers (from as far away as Perryville, MO Baptist Church!) helping with cleaning up.
across 9th at Twin Peaks Golf Course — still some puddling
utility truck moving water
more than this wet-vac could handle!
First Baptist from Perryville, MO
help with cleanup
one of several in the area
hauling off debris
trash receptacle barely held on
sand washed away from playground
one of several sheds moved off their foundations
airing out the basement
debris on the tracks
I was surprised these ponds didn’t seem to be full to overflowing
AREA AROUND THIRD AVENUE AND HOVER
Thank You sign
multiple sump pumps
debris in street
Golden Ponds Estates
loader dumping trash across the tracks at the storage units
trash on Fordham 1
trash on Fordham 2
still wet today
debris on fence
water line on sign
looks like a total loss
Storage units # 1
Storage units # 2
Storage units # 3
Storage units # 4
Storage units # 5
Storage units # 6
Golden Ponds closed until further notice
no longer a straight line
(farmer’s?) bridge out near St. Vrain river & Airport Rd.
washed out by sidewalk east of Airport Rd.
poor fish ended up several hundred yards south of the river
But that’s enough of the depressing flood pictures for now… most of today’s area came out relatively unscathed.
Just a little something I noticed…. Rogers Road turns into Boston Avenue at Hover, then turns/merges with Price going northeast for a bit, disappears into other streets for a while, then re-emerges as East Rogers Road once you get to Martin.
and now THE BEST OF THE REST… (and once again, my apologies for so many photos)
sentiment of the day
Three bears… but no Goldilocks
do they have to walk around the fence to get the mail? or is there a backdoor?
Squirrels & Nuts
Spoiled Chickens Lay Better Eggs!
Burro (?) # 1
Burro (?) # 2
he knows better than that!
Bear and Bell
Watch that first step… it’s a doozy!!
Evolution (?) sidewalk
not sure if that ’1st Month is Free’ is still in effect…
Long’s Peak framed thru Andersen RV Storage
covered RV storage
Nelson Rd. Veterinary Clinic
Nelson Road Baptist Church
I never can remember my address…
Floyd’s Barbershop (ala Mayberry RFD??)
50 yards back of Home Depot
Goose at Blue Ribbon Farm
Blue Ribbon flowers
not sure what this big yellow 5-sided machinery might be
home auction a few daysago
house on Rogers Rd…
… with lions on guard
para-glider about to land
can’t walk from Airport Rd. to Golden Ponds along this bikepath
no dust problem at least for a while
house on Hover
renovating house on Hover