Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bird House Trio

I saw an Oregon Junco this week. It's a bird that comes to Boise not to nest, but to stay the winter. And it's a sign that winter is on the way...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Corn Silage Harvest

This machine is harvesting corn by chopping up the grain, stalks and leaves so it can be fed to cattle during the winter months.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

House Number "Grave"

This curiosity is at a home along north Five Mile Road. I believe the RIP refers to a house number, with the 'chimney stump' as a clue.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Stained glass with reflections at Louie's on Fairview.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Game Day

Look at those great Boise State University game day overalls! We watched the BSU-Oregon State game last night with family at the Nut House.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Freebies at the curbside.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Time to bring in the onions. The harvest is underway, and if you're anywhere near a field, you know because of the aroma.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What Color Do You Want?

I like pieces of saltwater taffy with orange in them :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Home Again

The sign along I-84 just over the Snake River from Oregon. We were happy to see it after a day of driving yesterday.

Monday, September 20, 2010

High Desert

This view along the interstate not far outside Boise is a clear reminder that we live in a high desert.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What's the School District Name?

I'm so used to seeing this, that it wasn't until an out-of-town friend said something that I remembered the odd name painted on all the buses. "Joint School District No. 2."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Caturday

Caturday Saturday. Happy weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Red Yard Decor

Spied as a decoration on a property in the Boise Foothills.

Chicken Dinner Road

I consider this valley road a tourist attraction because of its name...and the many legends surrounding the origin. There's more than "one story" to explain it, but homemade fried chicken really is the common thread.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Good Fruit Hunting

A few images from our recent visit to Williamson Orchards. Below is the owner slicing up fruit for free samples and visiting with customers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Roadside Fruit

At first, I thought this was a fellow peddling locally-grown goods by the roadside. The watermelon could be local, but the mangoes? I don't think so :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lizard Butte

This is Lizard Butte, near Marsing, Idaho. And I bet you don't see a lizard. It's the wrong angle. I hear you have to view the butte from town to see the reptile.

Flag Burning in a Park?

Cell phone picture of a partially burned flag jammed in the trash can at a Boise park. What was going on?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Here Comes Christmas!

Lowe's was putting up the Christmas merchandise over the weekend. We're still more than three months out!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Williamson Orchards

We took a short drive to visit Williamson Orchards over the weekend to pick up some honeycrisp apples. Lots of families were there.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Good Morning Boise River

The Boise River just after sunrise.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Construction Maze

A construction zone over the sidewalk on Main Street.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Handsome Fellow Flew the Coop

Over the past year, it's become more common to see chickens wandering around neighborhoods. I guess they remember how to get back home after scoping out the area.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fly Me to the Moon

A rocket-shaped hot air balloon from the festival over the weekend looks like it really is headed for the moon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Spirit of Boise balloon festival took place over the weekend, and what fun! We headed down to Ann Morrison Park early Saturday morning and really enjoyed the adventure. More photos below, and there was even a military fly-over before the balloons launched. Twenty-eight balloons went up that morning.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Capitol View

Stormy skies above the Capitol in this view from the top floor of the Capitol Terrace parking garage.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Until Next Year

A few more images from out time at the Western Idaho Fair. Goldfish were one of the prizes for games.

A Family Guy Stewie, Carebear, Spongebob or Strawberry Shortcake is a much better prize.
Did you ever ride the Zipper? I sure never did when I was young, and it's not an option anymore.
Two giant ferris wheels this year. I can do these. We really had fun during our short fair visit. We need to make more time next year/

Friday, September 3, 2010

Boy in a Bubble

$6 was the cost for this bubble adventure.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Biggest Pumpkin Prize

The winner of the biggest pumpkin at this year's Western Idaho Fair, weighing in at just over 400 pounds.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I think the pepper entries were the most numerous and diverse this year in the agriculture competition at the Western Idaho Fair. Made me wish I had grown peppers.