Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Some of the pumpkins decorated by kids at my daughter's school. Have fun tonight!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thriller at Boise City Hall

164 zombies danced Thriller at Boise City hall last night. They were awesome!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn in the City of Trees

I may have mentioned this one hundred times before, but autumn is my favorite season in the City of Trees.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Roadside Pumpkins

A young boy was selling these along McMillan Road. The board explains that the "white" on the pumpkins isn't mold, it's a mutation. Sold! I purchased two.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Go Ahead and Touch It

Boise State University's famous blue turf is on display at the Boise Airport.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Platt Gardens

Stopped by the gardens yesterday to catch some autumn colors.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Welcome Home

A late flight home last night, and we arrived at a "closed" airport. Security was even shut down.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Not So Regal Now, Eh?

No tail feather to show off this time of year. Come back in the spring.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Capitol Peek

See the Capitol dome in the foreground of a green hill? The house on top of that green hill is the governor's mansion. J.R. Simplot donated it to the state as a governor's residence, but our governor - the ex-son-in-law of J.R. Simplot - chose not to live there. I think it's rented out for events.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


They were pecking at the crab apples. I didn't know they ate fruit.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Grandview Hotel

This vintage sign is in good shape. The Grandview is on Federal Way in Boise.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blue-eyed Baby

Met this friend on a walk in Southeast Boise. Sweet dog.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Is it a Creek, or a Crick?

I grew up in a rural area of we would call this a "crick."

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday at a Snail's Pace

Another round of wet weather has hit Boise, thus, these critters are thriving.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cat Tested

I didn't really plan on posting a photo of Jazzy Kitty today, but I'm unexpectedly away from my camera files because of a water issue at the house. Jazzy is testing some fabric I purchased to use in recovering a couple of dining room chairs. She likes it!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More Than Fantastic - it's Funtastic

Hmm. The sign design looks familiar. No, this isn't a casino. It's a small bar.

Friday, October 14, 2011

TP Tree

Around here, decorating yards with toilet paper in the middle of the night seems to be a rite of passage.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


There are several different kinds around the valley, with some sold as landscaping plants. This one is more often found in natural areas.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

River Steps

The raft launching area at Barber Park. This is a busy spot during the river floating season.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reclined Abandon

This empty lot is turning into a dump - first the grass clippings, and yesterday, furniture.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Firefighter Pumpkin Patch

Chose our pumpkins at the field behind Fire Station #10 in Boise. The firefighters grow pumpkins in the lot each year. This year, they had a bumper crop of about 900 - in all sizes. They cut the pumpkins from the vines, stomp down the vines and cover the ground with straw.

The price for the pumpkins? Whatever you want to donate to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund.

Equipment truck wearing Boise State University colors was on display.

And kids were invited to crawl around in a fire truck.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

First Mountain Snow

A little bit of snow in the mountains above town.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Vintage Soda

Is Diet-Rite still available? I can't remember seeing any in the soda aisle recently.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunset Glimpse

My small glimpse of the interesting sunset last night.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Idaho is More than Potatoes...

Onions are a big crop, too. Idaho and Eastern Oregon produce more storage-onions than any other region in the country.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Warhawk Air Museum

Images from our recent visit to the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Self Checkout: Country Style

Choose your produce and put your money in the little white box. Honor system.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

What Bird is This?

Such a shaggy tail. Do you know? I don't.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Have a Question...

Should I assume that most listings ARE short sales, unless otherwise noted?