Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sunset South of Boise

So far south of Boise, this might be in the town of Kuna. Clear, cold, brittle winter evening.Most Boise views focus north, on the mountains. Desert is to the south.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Japanese New Year Celebration in Boise

Japanese New Year was celebrated last weekend at the Dick Eardley Senior Center. Pounding the mochi is a traditional activity. Messy and really fun!

 Happy New Year from Japanese school students.

This is kadomatsu, a traditional bamboo and pine arrangement that is supposed to attract good luck for the year.
 
The celebration included music, readings and a giant potluck. I have no idea what this soup was, except to say that it was delicious.

~Debbie


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Boise Grows Up

Boise has a bodega across from City Hall now. Bodegas feel like a big city "thing." This is the first of two planned for downtown. There is also one on the Bench. While these don't look like the ones I've seen in New York City, they are a welcome addition. Now, they just need to get resident cats :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Airport Art - Boise Depot

Detail of a piece of multimedia art at the Boise Airport. A gift from the people of Metepec, Mexico to the people of Boise.

~Debbie

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Idaho Treats

The Idaho Spud bar is already famous, but have you tried Huckleberry Gems? Recommended!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mostly Mundane: The Main Post Office

The line of cars would stretch for nearly a mile at this location years ago on Tax Day. It used to be the only place you could drop off your returns and get them postmarked on time. Not many people snail mail their returns anymore. If they do need last-minute services, those are offered at the sorting facility/warehouse on Cole Rd. By the way, Tax Day is April 17th this year. 96 days away.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Keepsies in its New Home


This scene of children playing marbles lived for decades in The Grove. It was moved when the Plaza was remodeled. So many kiddos tried to pick those marbles up over the years. “Keepsies,” by Anne Larose, 1985. You can see it at the Boise Senior Center.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Cobwebs and Secrets

Abandoned in an alley. Filled with ghosts. I'm sure.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Winter May Be Here Already

Super frost last night. The trees that still had leaves...don't anymore. It feels like winter has arrived.