September 8 — East of Centennial Park

North of 9th, west of Pace, south of Mountain View, east of Alpine.

Total for today:   19,940 steps and  3:38 time.

My daughter Crystal and her husband David bought a house in the neighborhood earlier this year.  It’s a nice quiet neighborhood with a lot of quirky character.

STREET NAMES

Jennifer & I joke that we have streets in Longmont named after all three of our kids.  There’s a Tiffany Place up in the north Longmont neighborhood I walked on July 27th.    In today’s neighborhood there’s a Crystal Place, and also (ahem) a nick Court.   A fascinating bit of trivia about nick Court is it’s the only street name in Longmont that isn’t capitalized.

Ok… maybe I’m cheating a little bit on this.  I’ll let the detectives out there figure out my deceptive cropping. (or read the very end of today’s blog)

Crystal Place

Crystal Place

 

nick Court

nick Court

 

Also known as Wolfram Place (sorry... just a little geek humor)

Also known as Wolfram Place (sorry… just a little geek humor)

 

MAILBOXES (triple and otherwise)

Jennifer noticed  the grouping of 3 mailboxes together, which is somewhat unusual here in Longmont.   Paying attention to it today, it appears it’s concentrated in the southern part of this subdivision.

3 brick horizontal

3 brick horizontal

 

3 brick vertical

3 brick vertical

 

3 horizontal

3 horizontal

3 triangle

3 triangle

3 metal vertical

3 metal vertical

3 separate

3 separate

cow mailbox

cow mailbox

Moose on Motorcycle Mailbox

Moose on Motorcycle Mailbox

Missing Mailbox

Missing Mailbox

 

EARLY SIGNS OF AUTUMN & HALLOWEEN

Fall is almost here… but it still seems a LITTLE early to start with the Halloween decorations.   Even though the grocery stores ALREADY have aisles packed with Halloween candy.

Ghostly lamp post

Ghostly lamp post

 

spooky yard

spooky yard

 

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

 

ghost? or scarecrows?

ghost? or scarecrows?

 

Mickey w/ Black Cat

Mickey w/ Black Cat

 

Graveyard... RIP

Graveyard… RIP

 

sidewalk carnage

sidewalk carnage

 

FOUR CATS,  TWO GEESE and a DOG

There were a lot of cats and dogs out today in this neighborhood.

still too in the morning for a clear photo

still too in the morning for a clear photo

 

SE of Mtn View & Alpine 025SE of Mtn View & Alpine 038SE of Mtn View & Alpine 044

real geese

real geese

 

this little guy was not very happy to have me walking by his yard!

this little guy was not very happy to have me walking by his yard!

 

AND HERE’S THE BEST OF THE REST  (and I warn you, there’s quite a few…     51, to be exact)

fuzzy in the early morning dim light

fuzzy in the early morning dim light

 

back yard boat planter

back yard boat planter

 

Polynesian hut

Polynesian hut

 

scenic walkway # 1

scenic walkway # 1

 

scenic walkway 2

scenic walkway 2

 

backyard steps

backyard steps

 

Old Coors sign

Old Coors sign

 

shed art

shed art

 

big tree trunk/log

big tree trunk/log

 

The Far East

The Far East

 

vegetation of the day # 1

vegetation of the day # 1

 

in the process of being painted

in the process of being painted

 

bright colored house and pastel colored house

bright colored house and pastel colored house

 

fish out of water

fish out of water

 

ditch going under 9th

ditch going under 9th

 

Dolphin

Dolphin

 

two lions; two gremlins

two lions; two gremlins

 

serene back yard

serene back yard

 

windmill vane

windmill vane

 

over-strained fence

over-strained fence

 

reading rabbit

reading rabbit

 

Welcome

Welcome

 

sprinkler by the birdbath

sprinkler by the birdbath

 

driveway woodpile

driveway woodpile

 

B&B Mining Co. --- Established 1844

B&B Mining Co. — Established 1844

 

Green foliage

Green foliage

 

Bert & Ernie -- the policemen in It's a Wonderful Life

Bert & Ernie — the policemen in It’s a Wonderful Life

 

Tinkerbell (modeled after Marilyn Monroe supposedly)

Tinkerbell (modeled after Marilyn Monroe supposedly)

 

angel

angel

 

cool green pickup

cool green pickup

 

reminds me of Pink Floyd --- The Wall

reminds me of Pink Floyd — The Wall

 

Black Rabbit Racing

Black Rabbit Racing

 

Black Rabbit Racing decor

Black Rabbit Racing decor

 

Mr. Roboto

Mr. Roboto

 

strange lot with a big tree in a crater

strange lot with a big tree in a crater

 

17-bicycle fence!!

17-bicycle fence!!

 

Look out for land mines

Look out for land mines

 

 

new addition to the family

new addition to the family

 

Looks like Spain or France?

Looks like Spain or France?

 

thoughtful girl

thoughtful girl

 

a lot going on in this yard!

a lot going on in this yard!

 

vegetation of the day # 2

vegetation of the day # 2

 

nice 2nd story front porch

nice 2nd story front porch

 

I saw another one of these a few weeks ago...

I saw another one of these a few weeks ago…

 

bumper stickers of the day

bumper stickers of the day

 

just warning you...

just warning you…

 

laughing buddha

laughing buddha

 

cool sculpture

cool sculpture

 

close-up

close-up

 

more careful cropping, to keep this rated PG

more careful cropping, to keep this rated PG

 

and speaking of cropping, for anybody who stuck around for the answer to the street ‘nick Court’ mystery, the street name is actually Kinnikinnick Court.

Kinnikinnick is apparently a native American smoking production, and can also refer to certain shrubs.

Kinnikinnick wiki

Kinnikinnick Foods web site

 

 

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