Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colorado: Longmont: Golden Ponds Nature Area



Wildflowers. Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


I took advantage of another warmish and sunny day in Longmont to check out the Golden Ponds Nature Area.


Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.

 
Almost immediately, I was presented with this sobering sign:


Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


Reminds me of a similar sign at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. Where I was camping. Eek. Which led to this internal melodrama.

OK, I wasn't actually perturbed by the sign at Golden Ponds because the park is so open, it was daylight, and there were plenty of critters around that were much more tempting than me, such as geese, small dogs, and young children. Plus it is practically in a suburban subdivision.

Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


Gosh, it was a pretty day. The walkways are flat and wide.

Wildflowers. Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


Wildflowers. Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.



Because it was May, pretty wildflowers bloomed. There were baby geese.


Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


There is a mixture of open field and creek-side woods.


Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


There are ponds for fishing.

Wildflowers. Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


The mountains frame the views.

As I write this, it brings quiet peace to revisit some of the park's flowers in this video:




Along a path, I met up with this handsome fellow:

Grasshopper. Golden Ponds Nature Area, Longmont, Colorado. May 2016.


He reminded me of his gentlemanly cousins outside Morgan City, Louisiana, at Brownell Memorial Park.



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