Monday, October 27, 2014

2014 Pumpkin Crop

This year's harvest.  Overall, a nice growing year with plenty of rain throughout the summer.  As always, I'd like to thank the honey bees for doing their part.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

LoBo trail ramble

With the exception of a cold snap in mid-September, the Front Range has been having a spectacular autumn this year, with warm temperatures and blue skies.  It's almost the end of October and I still have tomato plants producing.  Today was no different, with temperatures in the low 80s, as I rambled down the LoBo trail, to visit the open house of the new Sparkfun building in Niwot.

I took Ogalalla Road to get on LoBo because the westward section of LoBo is closed for a while:



Sparkfun moved a few weeks ago from Gunbarrel to a new building close by in a Niwot business park.  So new it doesn't have a sign or a bike rack.
 

Sheep and one llama graze along the trail:



Pedestrian / bicycle tunnel underneath the diagonal at Airport Road is almost complete:
 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Longmont's Newest Street Names

The new color-themed street names for the revived Sienna Park subdivision, behind Sunset Middle School and CDC.  You may remember this area as the agricultural property that SVSD sold during its 2002 financial crisis caused by poor management.  This neigborhood had a previous start last decade but it was abandoned due to the national housing / financial crisis of 2008.  It's back.






Saturday, September 20, 2014

Progress on the Neighborhood Church Labrynth

 Progress on the labrynth:



The Google Earth view of the lawn will look different the next time it is updated:
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Longmont Twin Peaks Mall Demolition

The view from Sunday, September 7, 2014 (they were working).  The Art Deco-style entrance and the Dillards store are still standing but probably not for long.







Sunday, September 7, 2014

Labyrinth In Progress

Some lawn has been carved away at the church in my neighborhood, in preparation for the construction of a labyrinth.  Will be interesting to see how it turns out. 



In the background on the right is the ongoing restoration of the Left Hand Creek area along Missouri Avenue, after the 2013 flood:
 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Turkey Plant Going Down Fast

As mentioned earlier, the old poultry processing plant in  downtown Longmont was sold and the site will be re-developed into a combination business/residential area.

It didn't take long for the sheet metal walls to start coming down, likely being recycled for a few bucks.

Panels are coming down fast, and they are working on Sunday over Labor Day weekend.