Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
In Boise, we have to pay to have our cars tested every year to make sure they don't emit too much air pollution. But as you can see, industrial trucks on the road don't have to meet those standards. Every time the cement truck in front of the yellow car shifted gears, the cloud of black smoke obscured the view of our beautiful mountains.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Music in the Park
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Labels: Boise, Settler's Park
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Planter Full of Eggs
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Labels: Boise, Canada geese
Friday, March 27, 2009
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Labels: Boise, public art
Thursday, March 26, 2009
A tree-eater spotted in the City of Trees - Boise's nickname. This machine spits out bark. A neighbor was having trees trimmed, and the branches are mulched. Some people keep the mulch for garden beds. This time of year is prime for tree-trimming. The super hard freezes are gone, and when the leaves are gone, it's easier to see what needs to be cut.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
These lambs are Boise residents at a small farm within the city limits. These are twins. We counted 13 lambs are our friend's house - I think he said there were 15, so one must have been hiding. I know another one is being nursed in a backyard because it has a broken leg. And then there's this poor guy below.His legs didn't come out first so they're damaged. He can't really stand on his front legs. But he seems to be figuring out how to get along because he's growing and sturdy.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Chain Letters - Sign of the Times in a Bad Economy
This is the third one I've seen in the past couple of weeks - a chain letter. It's funny how this is supposed to be "legit" because Oprah's name is on it. It also states that it is not a chain letter...then it says to send $1 to the people listed, and then add your name and send the letter to your friends so you can get money and the lifestyle you "deserve." Exactly the definition of a chain letter? Do you ever participate in chain letters? This one is joining the others in the recycle bin.
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Labels: Boise, chain letter
Monday, March 23, 2009
Hot New Make-Up Trend?
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
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Saturday, March 21, 2009
Doritos for Dinner
Friday, March 20, 2009
Can't Phone Home
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Welcome to the Big Chair
One road, two giant chairs. On Chinden Boulevard, the first chair always sits in the parking lot of an antiques store. They take it in at night. The one below is on a rooftop. It is lighted at night. I'm Twittering now, see the disconnected stream of thoughts by scrolling down on the right, or follow here.
Labels: big chairs, Boise
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Backhoe in Traffic
What a bummer to be driving such a hot and fast car and get stuck behind a backhoe. I believe it was Babooshka over at Ramsey Daily Photo who once ranted about the frustrations of getting stuck behind a tractor on a highway. A backhoe is no better for that experience. I'm Twittering now, see the disconnected stream of thoughts by scrolling down on the right, or follow here.
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Garage Cleaning Day
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Police Action in the Parking Lot
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The TK Bar
I've always thought this was our local "biker bar," the TK Bar in southeast Boise. I know it's promoted more as a "working people's bar." And, just a few bikes the day I drove by. No, I've never been inside, but I like the way the bar looks like a house. Notice the wagon wheel decoration. Those who have followed this blog for a while know that I love to see these as yard decorations.
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Friday, March 13, 2009
The Edge of the Idaho Batholith
A view across housing-land to the Boise Front. Just over those mountains is the edge of the Idaho Batholith. It's really a huge mass of granite and if I remember right, it's key to the state's nickname of "Gem State." That granite was on top of a moving mass of hot earth and there were cracks that allowed gases and liquids to run through the granite. Those became gold, silver, copper - and - jasper, jade, opals, tourmaline, zircon, and topaz. Those are some of Idaho's gems, and they're mainly found in the batholith - which stretches through most of the central part of the state.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is lava rock from the Craters of the Moon National Monument. This is used as a landscape decoration near the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Not everyone has this in their yard because you can't just pick up rocks in the Monument and take them home. The rock is smooth to the touch. My daughter thought it could be a dinosaur bone when she saw it.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sonic Drive-In and Drive-Through
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A Daylight Savings Positive
Monday, March 9, 2009
Snow Surprise Again
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Free for the Taking
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Saturday, March 7, 2009
Fresh Coat of Snow
Labels: Boise, snow-covered
Friday, March 6, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Labels: Boise, fish, restaurant
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I can't tell if it was $8.75 per day, or $18.75, or possibly, 75 cents per day, with the fractured "E" and "S" looking like a dollar sign and an "8." You can see this on the side of a building in downtown Boise. There's no hotel there now, and I would venture to guess the Hotel Manitou disappeared in the 50s?? Does anyone know? Now, I would categorize it as a ghost sign.
Labels: Boise, Manitou Hotel
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Waiting for the Train
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
Flying into Boise
Approaching Boise on our flight from Las Vegas Sunday. Kind of gives an idea of how the mountains we see from our town view go on and on beyond our sight. It was 45 degrees when we landed. It was about 65 degrees in Las Vegas. I'm posting pictures of the Las Vegas trip on the "on the road blog" - scroll down on the right to get the link.
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Labels: Boise, mountains, snow-covered
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