Friday, April 30, 2010

Blue Door...and a Cat

Hello kitty! Happy weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Three Muses?

This piece is displayed in front of the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden Boulevard.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


There was a double rainbow, too, but it had grown faint by the time I popped outside.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Vintage Calling

I keep my eyes open for old phone booths, knowing that someday soon I won't be able to find a single one on the street. Although the phone shelter is present here, the phone is long gone. Got a dime? Yes, that's what a call cost at a pay phone when I was a kiddo. Ten cents was also the price to use a bathroom stall at the Boise Airport - back when they used to charge for that 'business.'

Monday, April 26, 2010

Alley Relic

A chair skeleton in a business back alley. This looks almost like a black and white photo, but this really was just all the natural color there was to be seen.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

All Aboard

Boise is home to a major train locomotive manufacturing company, MotivePower, with the engine on the right their most distinctive product. While we see them being tested in Boise, they don't stick around. They're shipped elsewhere. Freight trains do travel through Boise carrying shipments, but we don't have any passenger train service.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The City of Trees in Flower

Trees are flowering in the City of Trees. Fruit, juniper, cottonwood and birch trees are in bloom - with those last three getting allergy blame from many folks.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mushrooms with Dreadlocks

We've been socked in with rain for a few days, creating ideal conditions for mushrooms. These extra tall specimens were found in a public right of way.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kung Fu Fighting

Another picture from my husband's travels around town. Ready to sign up for a class?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stormy Afternoon..and a Cow

A string of storms moved through Boise yesterday afternoon and evening, with lots of thunder and lightning, and rain and hail. There was a report of a tornado touching down in SE Oregon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bumble Bee Trailer

I spy a sense of humor here and it's good. My husband took this photo, it's something he saw yesterday on his way home from work.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Boise Co-op Art

Part of the mural on the side of the Boise Co-op in downtown Boise. The Co-op is our local version of a Whole Foods-type store. The "stamps" on this mural are Boise references.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

John Deere Bike Model

It's a John Deere model bicycle, yep, John Deere as in the tractor and agricultural equipment company. This bike was parked in downtown Boise.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fort Street Marketplace

Kinda hard to read this sign, but it says Fort Street Marketplace - which is home to the Boise Co-op and Jim's Coffee Shop. Long ago, the M & W Market called this corner in the North End, "home."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bad Boys?

I'm sure there's a story here...I hope that something good came of it because I'm suspicious.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wild West Vignette

Antiques as yard decor. Although the goose on a car in yesterday's pohot was real, the geese in this photo are fake. Maybe fake geese help keep the real geese away?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Canada Geese: "Green Birds?"

This goose chose a Toyota Prius for a perch in a local parking lot.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bus Shelter Art

This poster is bus shelter art near the State Capitol.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Boise's Downtown Community Garden

Most of the garden beds have yet to come to life at this community garden, but obvious care has been taken with this special bed :) This garden is on Fort Street between 11th and 12th.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Visit to the Popcorn Shop

We started off our Saturday morning with a visit to Pop's Popcorn. We NEEDED some white cheddar popcorn for the weekend :) Pop's has candied corn, too, and there are always free samples.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Grumpy Guy to Inspire Shoppers

This character has become a fixture along Chinden Boulevard. A liquidator-outlet-type store rolls him out each day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Red Barn-Stormy Morning

An eye-catcher amid our gray and stormy skies yesterday morning.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Time to Plow the Fields

Planting season will be here soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shopping on a Street Corner

I don't really know what this is all about. Could be someone looking for a home, or maybe just trying to keep groceries dry on the walk home.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Biggest Nest in Town

Silly geese! They did this last year, too - set up housekeeping on the top of the haystack.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Awww..Cute Baby

This little doll was at the Easter dinner we attended yesterday. He was a runner-up in Boise's Cutest Baby contest. Yep - he's cute :)

Boise Fire Station #5

This engine lives in downtown Boise. We were walking by when buzzers started sounding to let us know the crew had been called out. The guy in the back cab waved while we took the photo. The building itself is close to 100 years old.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Bunny Hopped Into Our House

I hope you enjoy a day with family. Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Do You Know These Two Clowns?

One recently saw his fame boosted by an airplane incident. I have no explanation for why they're featured on a wall in Boise, they just are.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Laundry Day

An antique on the street in Boise. The label on the front says this is a Maytag. We opened the lid and found it's become a trash can.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

City Daily Photo Theme Day: "Red"

A red bug body in a parking lot for the City Daily Photo Theme Day for April. See all the interpretations of "red" from around the world, by clicking here.