Monday, December 31, 2012

Out With the Old

Have a fabulous New Year celebration!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


It's getting harder to find these oldies :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sugar Frosted Rose Hips

Brrr. 16 degrees when I awoke this morning.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Welcome Winter

Snow began falling on Christmas night.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's Personal Today

A personal glimpse into my "real world." Peace and joy to your family, from mine. Merry Christmas from Boise, Ida-HoHoHo!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thousand Springs

A friend sent me this excellent photo - taken just outside Twin Falls. It's an area called Thousand Springs.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Leaves, or Bats?

If you get it at the proper angle, you see leaves. This art is at one of the entrances to a downtown parking garage. After a late night of partying downtown, it looks like a Rorschach test.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Who's Cookin' Up Christmas Goodies Today?

This vintage toy was probably someone's Christmas gift years ago.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Beneath the Streets of Boise

A clue to the Chinese tunnels mystery?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Tumbleweeds

A windy day in Boise. Word is that a storm is blowing in and we might have snow this weekend.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Character in a Christmas Tree Lot

He's a little worn around the edges, but still has twinkly eyes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Mitten Ice Scaper on a Tree

No, I don't know why - except it was really windy yesterday.

Monday, December 17, 2012

So. Many. Sweets.

I feel like I couldn't possibly eat another bite for a week. So many parties. So many goodies.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Not Much, But it Happened

Snow. Finally. Squeals of delight at my house this morning.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Friday!

Holiday parties, holiday parties and holiday parties this weekend. How about you?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shabby Chic Christmas

A display outside a store that sells "up-cycled" items.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A New Reindeer on the Team?

Awesome Christmas display on Chinden Boulevard.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top of the Tree

The star topper on the Boise City Tree. This weekend, we're going to sip hot chocolate under the tree at the statehouse. It's a beautiful tree, too.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Bear

The holiday display at Anthropologie.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Music at the Boise Little Theater

The Opera Idaho children's choruses also performed yesterday. Sweet holiday sounds.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Tree in the Sky

At least, that's how I interpreted this cloud formation. Happy weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Utility Box Royalty

Public art transforms a utility station.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shopping Dog

Not a very happy-looking pup tied to a lamppost, but this dog did perk up when its owner appeared.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy to See This

It's not much, but a little snow for the mountains last night. There should be a lot more.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Before it Disappears

Water storage, old-style. I've noticed construction equipment lurking around the area, so it may not be around much longer.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Decor

This is a huge nativity scene. Very nice.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rainy December 1st

Strangely warm, with highs near 60 degrees.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Foggy Moon

November's full moon has many names: Beaver Moon, Frost Moon, Snow Moon - and I'm adding Foggy Moon to the list because that's what the valley has experienced for a couple of days.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Boise City Tree Illuminated

See it in The Grove, and don't overlook the little trees with tags all around the big tree. Those are requests for gifts and household help through the Women's and Children's Alliance.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree

$20 is a heck of a deal, unless that little * by the price tells a different story. Folks who sell these trees camp in RVs in the Christmas tree lots to keep an eye on the stock.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cutie Christmas Ornament

Do your critters move into the tree, too?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Window Painting

Christmas window art. So glad to see businesses still do this.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Time to Trim the Tree

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. It's how I feel about these Rockettes Christmas ornaments I saw in New York last week. I didn't have an inch to spare in my luggage. When I was a young kiddo, we decorated the tree on Christmas Eve - that way, you could get a "free" tree from the Christmas tree lots.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Closed for Winter

While many are wishing for snow, it's raining today.

Friday, November 23, 2012

I Remember...

Just going through some older photos. Cole School at the corner of Cole and Fairview was torn down so make the property "easier to sell," after the school was replaced with a new facility nearby. The empty lot is still empty. It's been about three years.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a blessed day with family and friends.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another Brewery On The Way

Originally based in Bend, Oregon, and soon to be in Boise. I'm happy as long as they brew pumpkin ale in the fall.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I Spy....Christmas

Lighting is up in Downtown Boise. The city tree is almost ready. The season is upon us.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flea Market

Old and new treasures at a flea market on Ustick Road. The artist I met yesterday was making Christmas ornaments.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oh, That's Good News

Seen behind the Boise Hawks baseball stadium.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Favorite Autumn Photo

A 'greatest hit' today - my favorite autumn image. Happy weekend to you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boise City Tree Prep

Crews are working every day to decorate the Boise City tree. Lighting is about half-done. The tree-lighting ceremony is November 24th.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

They're Here for the Winter

Canada geese like to winter in Southern Idaho. Thousands descend on freshly-plowed cornfields for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Morning Mountain View

Layers of clouds tucked against the mountains, and new snow overnight.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Red Windows, Red Trees

A blast of Arctic air hit us over the weekend, so our fall colors are falling from the trees quickly. This red beauty matches the windows on the Ballet Idaho building.