Not much sleep Sunday night because of this fire. This preschool is just a block or so away from our house, and it was reported on fire at just about midnight. Fire truck sirens were blaring for about 20 minutes, then lots of shouting, and I could hear the trucks running, and the water splashing, and then the terrible smell. It's interesting that this fire is very close to the location of another fire a few years ago. Same street, and same block. In that case, a disgruntled renter set a house on fire. Fire investigators say they don't know about this one yet. Lots of surprised parents when they went to drop their kids off in the morning.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
This looks like a desolate path, but it's not. It's the north side of the Boise River Greenbelt. The river is right through those trees. This path headed West is one of my favorite greenbelt spots. The path is mostly unpaved, it crosses lots of little bridges and it has interesting twists and turns as it keeps meeting up with the river.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is one of the P.F. Chang's China Bistro horses which are found outside or in the entry of most of the chain's locations. I've never eaten at P.F. Chang's, and it's not on my to-do list yet. Is the food really that good? Someone told me the lettuce wraps were the best. Is it as expensive as I hear it is?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Anne Frank peeking out of a "window" at the Idaho Anne Frank Idaho Human Rights Memorial. This is right along the Boise River. I walked through the memorial while downtown this week and met a nice couple from New York who came to Boise just to see the memorial. There are small waterfalls and walls featuring human rights messages from famous folks. And yes, the area gets vandalized about twice a year. Usually, swastika stickers and anti-Semitic graffiti. Last year, this Anne Frank statue was tipped over. A finger broke off and scrapes on the head - repairs were good, I couldn't find the damage spots during my visit.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I heard a commotion outside the front door, I thought someone knocked. Hello duck! I don't have a pond, I think she just wanted to say "hi." I took this picture a couple of months ago and remembered it because of a post by Kris, where he said ducks "brighten his day." They do the same for me, especially when they come knocking at my front door.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It isn't snow, these are bubbles. This big fountain is at a nearby subdivision - and it's often a target of vandals who pour bubble soap into it. I figure this is because the subdivision is near a high school. Maybe it's not fair to blame high schoolers, but they did get caught once. The bubbles had faded to a soap scum by the afternoon. The ducks who live here have to find new digs for a few days when this happens.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Not easy to read, but fun to watch happen in the skies over Boise Thursday. "AIRSHO" - I don't think they kept flying to make it "AIRSHOW," but it got attention anyway. It was a promo for the Gunfighter Skies Air Show at Mountain Home Air Force Base (east of Boise) Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Boise River at my favorite viewing spot. The water is much lower than my last venture with my camera earlier this year. I didn't see a single person on my short river walk, just Canada geese - which are arriving in flocks every day to spend the winter here - and magpies.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Boise's bus system finally posted signs to explain bus stops and route numbers. Bus stop sites have always been a bit of a mystery, and confused by all the "bus benches" set up through town that have nothing to do with the bus system - they're just billboards. This sign on Goddard obviously didn't fare so well.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Get off the airplane at the Boise Airport, and when you go to retrieve your luggage, you can admire this tractor for sale. Interesting marketing - and they don't want you to get too close. Actually, I think the fence is to keep the kids off, and since this tractor is right next to the game area, I could see how kids would think it was a toy.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
This is a lighted panel, mural at the Boise Airport - I suppose to promote the sport fishing industry. For those not into fishing, the man standing in the "water" is fly fishing - I hope he catches one of those big salmon! My neighbor across the street has a room in his home dedicated to tying his own flies.
Friday, September 5, 2008
I don't feel like I've had a full summer yet - but my maple tree is telling me different. And, we DID have a bit of frost on the rooftops this week. And my daughter did go back to school. And the black-chinned hummingbirds are gone. But I'm not ready. I want more summer, more flowers, more tomatoes, and more cucumbers.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The Stagecoach Inn is a restaurant and bar. I haven't ever been inside, but I've heard the food is excellent, and it is packed on weekends. I also used to have a boss who liked to go here for lunch and he came back in a different spirit, shall I say? I spy wagon wheels - and I'll add this to my collection (which you can see if you scroll down for the links on the right hand side of this page). The "stagecoach" theme also reminds me that a spur of the Oregon Trail was found after our recent fire in Southeast Boise. With the grasses and sagebrush gone, a swath of paths was revealed. I also didn't know that the subdivision where homes burned had obliterated portions of the trail. They're going to put up trail markers before the snow falls.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I found this sculpture sitting on a flatbed truck in a parking lot in Garden City. Garden City is surrounded by Boise City, and most people and businesses in Garden City have Boise addresses. Lady Liberty is in the parking lot at Woman of Steel. It's an art gallery and studio owned by a woman who works with metal art. I think it's a bar, too. I'll let you interpret the piece.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
As much as I WISH I could add this bovine to my "Cows of Boise Series" - you can see the list on the right hand side, scroll down - this is not a Boise cow. My husband sent me this photo. He's traveling for business reasons and it's TOP SECRET. I can't say where he is - but where he is has this cow on display. It's not Boise's "sister city" - the theme for City Daily Photo today. I love her shoes! If you've seen this cow, please don't spill the beans on her location.