Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Crumpled Bicycle

A bicyclist was hit on McMillan Road this morning. The man who was riding is hospitalized. This is a tough stretch of road for anyone not in a car. See how there is no shoulder beyond the white line? Kids have to walk and bike this road before and after school, too.

Monday, February 27, 2012

QR Code Bumper Sticker

Good idea? I didn't "read" it - I hope it's really just advertising and not a dastardly message of some sort :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bird Eat Bird World

A Cooper's Hawk eating a robin.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Guest Post: M-m-m-moon

I've been dragging my daughter aound for almost four years on this photo-a-day adventure. She likes to take pictures, too. Here's her shot of the moon this week - which collected all kinds of colors I don't remember seeing when she had the camera.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Beautiful Morning

Good morning from the City of Trees. This photo is from our recent round of snow. We have a "chance" or more in a couple of days.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Horses at Sunset

A horse and a pony, if you look closely. Happy Tuesday-Monday to all!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Great Backyard Bird Count

Today is the final day. Spend at least 15 minutes counting birds in your yard, park, along a river, in town, and submit the numbers for this National Audubon Society citizen science project. Click here for details. I mostly counted American robins yesterday, including the one above, which has a condition called leucism - meaning loss of pigment, which is why it's dotted with white spots.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Holiday Hotel

I remember this seeming like a nice hotel when I was a kiddo. Pretty swimming pool our front, too. It looks entirely different now, and not just because of the late-season Christmas lights still displayed out front.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Eastman Parking Garage

A Downtown Boise parking option. Park at the top and you have a good angle on the peregrine falcon nesting box on a nearby building.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snow Trouble

Someone should invent non-stick road signs. A shot after yesterday's small storm.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Snow

A snow surprise this morning.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Circus at Ballet Idaho

Ballet Idaho performed Circus, Romeo and Juliet, and Firebird this weekend. This is from Circus.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bells on a Gray Day

At one of the churches near Boise State University.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boise Hole Check-up

Yep. It's still there in the middle of Downtown Boise. Although...that could change this year? The concrete, weeds, graffiti and rebar are blocked from public view at street level.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rescue Dogs

One of dozens of dogs the Idaho Humane Society is offering for adoption. Almost 70 chihuahua-mixes came to Idaho from an overwhelmed shelter in California. It's not common for IHS to offer small breeds. They usually take in large dogs - and don't overlook them if interested in a pet. IHS dogs, small and large, are ready for visiting at the new Petsmart by the mall, or at the shelter.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

For Sale Sign is Up

I featured an old farm building yesterday with the observation that these relics keep disappearing to make room for development. This one is guaranteed to be disappear soon. A 'for sale' sign has just been posted by a commercial realtor.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Oldie Still Standing

You might think a strong windstorm would take down some of these farm relics in the Boise area, but they're sturdier than that. They're more likely to be taken down by bulldozers clearing the space for housing or businesses.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Early Spring?

That's not what the groundhog said...but signs are everywhere.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring Fever

Kiddo in a tree is a sure sign.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

R.I.P. Steve Appleton

Kitchen Relic

A Kelvinator vintage stove in the basement of a grange hall-turned-into-a-dance studio/rental hall. Yep, still works.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Idaho's First Shopping Center

Vista Village was established in 1949 - and underwent a makeover not too long ago. There are about two dozen shops, with Lee's Candies probably the most famous. It's just "up the hill" from downtown.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wigeons, Wigeons, Wigeons - and 1 Duck

Wigeons make constant cute squeaky sounds. I heard this gathering before I saw them in a park pond. Can't believe the ice is gone already.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Missing Winter

Snow from our ONLY Boise snowstorm so far this winter - last month. It's been a strange season. I guess it still could still snow this month.