Thursday, December 31, 2009

Digging Out from the Snow

An Oregon junco clearing away a few inches of new snow to get to a free snack.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fresh Winter Scene

A few new inches of snow this morning in Boise.

River Pointe Park

River Pointe Park is a mostly natural area with a a pathway around it and a few seating areas. It's small and right next to Garden City Hall. Garden City is surrounded by Boise City, and people who live there usually use Boise as their address.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fairgrounds in Winter

Hundreds of Canada geese call the Western Idaho Fairgrounds "home," for the winter.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I Want One of These

Where can I get one? Maybe at an after-Christmas sale?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here's Your Sign

Kid fun at a local park Saturday....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Deal on Dog-Washing

I may be a "Crazy Cat Lady," but I recognize that Boise is a dog town. For those who want to save a few bucks on dog grooming, here's a do-it-yourself option on Ustick Rd.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Boise's Reindeer Feasting on Treats

The resident reindeer at Cloverdale Memorial Gardens, having their lunch yesterday. We stopped by to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care... hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Merry Christmas! (My Christmas virtual open house continues. Today, "there's always room for one more ornament on the tree." Click here to take the tour.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Light Blanket of Snow

A new blanket of light snow in Boise yesterday. We're headed into another few days of deep freezing, so the snow that survived the day of sun may still be there Christmas Day. (Stop by my virtual Christmas open house this week - a peek inside our home for the holidays. Click here.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Idaho Human Rights Education Center

The side of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center building. (I'm holding a virtual Christmas open house this week at Boise Daily Photo Extras, if you want some extra holiday spirit)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Old 9th Street Bridge

When I first moved to Boise, this was the traffic bridge over the Boise River. It made me cringe every time I had to go over it because it was two-way traffic, and I always thought my car was going to get clipped by a big truck going the other way. The bridge is now for pedestrians and bicyclists, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Boise River Greenbelt

A stretch of the Boise River Greenbelt near 13th Street. This is one of the most congested areas along the pathway during the summer.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mary and Baby Jesus in Hiding?

This Christmas display caught my eye because it's bright and big. I don't know why Mary and Baby Jesus are covered, though.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fog as Thick as Peanut Butter

A lot of folks were wondering what could be worse than the dark, gray clouds and rain we've had in Boise this week....and the answer came yesterday. Fog. I heard this was inversion-type fog, which can get stinky, but since I have a cold, the fog is scent-free for me.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dark Days of Winter

Dark days with shorter periods of sunlight, and dark clouds with rain for our valley. I heard a lot of folks grousing about the gray yesterday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Boise River Snow

This view is from the second floor of the Morrison Center at Boise State University. This fresh snow fell Saturday, and today, it's all gone because it started raining.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Boise's Hanukkah Menorah

Boise's Hanukkah Menorah sits at an intersection along Capitol Boulevard.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow Biking

I know there are snow tires available for mountain bikes, but this still looks wobbly to me.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Behind The Curtain - the Nutcracker

This is the curtain for the first act of the Nutcracker. We attended the show yesterday. It was magical!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Light on the Mountain

The shadows from a row of clouds yesterday afternoon highlight the perspective on the Boise foothills leading up in the Mountains.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Lights

This home in West Boise is always ultra-decorated for Christmas. I'm impressed and I always wonder how long it takes, how many lights are there, where do they store the decorations when they take them down, how much does it increase their electricity bill?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unintentional Off-Roading in the Snow

A common sight over the past couple of days with our snow and icy roads.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Boise Winter Berries

I wish these bright berries were in my yard. I found them near Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Disc Golf in the Snow

A kind of golf you can easily play in the snow - disc golf. We received a couple of inches of snow in Boise yesterday. This disc golf course is in Julia Davis Park.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Boise River Bald Eagle

This bald eagle was perched high in the trees along the banks of the Boise River over the weekend.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blue Heron in Hiding

A blue heron blends into the background on a small island in the Boise River.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pizza Shark

Meet the pizza shark - our new pizza cutter, which helped me make quick work of this homemade pizza last night. Chicken, zucchini, shallot, bacon, Pamesan cheese and white sauce pizza.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cold Snap

This water display kept its frosty beard all day yesterday. High temperatures hovered at around 32 degrees. Friday - we're hoping for 40.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Boise City Christmas Tree

This is the Boise City official Christmas Tree. It's always decorated with colored lights, and it's surrounded this year by smaller trees decorated with "wish cards" posted by the YWCA. Each card has a specific gift request for a family, or for supplies for the shelter.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Full Cold Moon Morning

December's full moon today is called the "Full Cold Moon." This is the moon on its way to setting into the haze this morning in Boise.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nutcrackers in Waiting

This army is waiting for a home for the holidays at my house. We'll deck the halls this weekend. (I didn't know when I posted this that the December 1st "theme day" for City Daily Photo was "waiting." See all the talented photographers and clever interpretations by clicking here.