Saturday, April 30, 2011


The Greyhound Bus Depot in downtown Boise. I've fielded queries here on Boise Daily Photo from foreigners planning a trip to this region and they always ask about train schedules. I direct them to this bus option, since we have no passenger train service.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Table Rock Up Close

I've featured this landscape from afar several times. We took a drive to get close last weekend. I admit I hadn't been up there in years. I don't remember there being so much graffiti. Too bad.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Famous Mermaid - Do You Know Where?

I'm guessing many Boiseans will immediately know where this siren can be seen. Do you know?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lost and Found: Brown and Furry

Found near the St. Augustine Chapel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dummy on a Bicycle

I think this guy used to pose in the window at Macy's downtown.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boise Front

A glimpse of the grasses greening up along the Boise Front. They'll fade to the color of straw when temperatures warm up.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Snow Showers Bring...?

I noticed that a lot of stores are already offering garden tenders. Don't be tempted unless you have a system to protect those plants for a few more weeks. We all get itchin' to plant this time of year, but look at the trees - the non-flowery ones are just starting to bud out...and then there're the mountains. Big clue: If you still see snow, it's too early for tenders.

Friday, April 22, 2011

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

One of the major hospitals in Boise. It sure has grown over the years. I don't have a lens or perspective wide enough to capture the whole campus.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Olympic Inspiration

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong calls Boise "home." She appears at events often, and signs autographs whenever anyone asks. Kristin is an official ambassador for the YMCA in Boise.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tree Art Heart

See this in front of the Shangri La Tea Room along Federal Way. There is a plaque with an explanation...but I want to leave it to your imagination.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bird Nest Fiasco

I was cleaning up the foundation plantings, which includes cutting the clematis vines. I checked first to see if any house finches had moved in. I found an unused nest and figured that if finches had planned on using it, they would harass me to let me know as I worked in the area. Two hours and not a peep. I removed the nest to an entryway table and cut the base of the vines...and then the birds showed up and started yelling at me.

They had obviously worked hard on this nest. It was sturdier than the finch nests I've found in previous years. I felt bad. So I decided to put it back in the same area and wire it to the trellis. Do you think they'll notice?

They haven't said anything yet....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Irrigation Season is Set to Begin

There's a rumor that the irrigation water is being turned on today. The sign above is an important note because most of our subdivisions use a pressurized irrigation system, and if the valves are open when the water gushes through, it can create quite an unexpected show...and flooding.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Learning to Drive

This warning is on the back of a driver's ed car. Was your driver's ed car a stick shift?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Subdivision Decor

The lighthouse marks the entrance to this subdivision, which is near the Boise River where it IS sometimes foggy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flower Treasures

Soon, these flowers can come out of hiding. Last average frost date is the first week in May.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Field of Fire

It is that time of year when folks use fire to fight weeds, but this was not that kind of fire - unless it escaped from one of those projects. Firefighters brought this one under control.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Harnessing the Wind...with a Bicycle

These windmills were constructed with inspiration from the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which explains the bicycle parts. They are on display in the Boise State University Quad.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Custom Motorcycle Storage

First time I've seen this kind of semi-truck accessory.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The River Runs High

There is some minor flooding this week along the Boise River. These trees don't usually stand in water. This is a controlled flood. Water is being released from the reservoir system to make room for spring run-off as the mountain snow melts.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

D.J. in a Box

Morning show personality Keke Luv is living in a glass box and broadcasting for 175 hours straight to raise money for projects to prevent child abuse.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Y, Y, Y

This is the YMCA in Downtown Boise. It's the original location; there's one in West Boise, too. Recently, the YMCA re-branded itself as "The Y," which is what we've always called it anyway :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stormy Fields

Fingers crossed for some long-lasting sun breaks this weekend.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lone Tree School - 100 Years

This school building in rural Canyon County, west of Boise, reached the century mark this year. It was used for classes until 1970. Now, it's a residence.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

My family enjoyed a little getaway to Arizona, and while we had fun, it's good to be home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Break in the Storms

The highway view looking south from Boise.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I expect to see the sunny faces of the daffodils in a couple of days.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Phone Book Debris

A stack of unwanted phone books.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Seed Thief

I spy at my neighbor's house....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bye-Bye Farm

This acreage grew potatoes last year and wheat the year before. Soon, work will start on 'growing' a retail complex.