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.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Brick Oven Bistro (Beanery) Menu Board

Just two more weeks before this Boise icon closes. The owners of the Brick Oven Bistro, which used to be called the Brick Oven Beanery and will always be the Beanery to me, are retiring after 28 years of stuffing folks with home-style food served fast. I hope to get in one more time before the "end." The good news? The owners are putting together a cookbook so we can make gumbo and other favorites at home.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Busker Camp

Drumming for dollars in The Grove.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Marshmallow-topped Mountains

Kinda of hard to see with all the clouds, but our mountains did get a fresh coating of snow overnight. Here in the valley, tiny snow swirls.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Steve's Retirement

I stopped by last night to congratulate Steve Rambo on his retirement. The store will be closing out inventory through the first week of December. It will certainly be different without this keystone business downtown.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Parkcenter Pond at Sunset

A peaceful night at the pond as we continue to enjoy an unusually warm autumn.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Welcome to Boise

The sign at the entrance to the RV park on the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. I'm not sure the mileage is correct, but it's cute. I thought it was about 500 miles to Seattle.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wild Water

Irrigation season is over, so I'm not sure where this water is coming from. If it's city/municipal - that's an expensive blowout.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Eatery Relic

It was one of the longest, same-location operating restaurants in Boise. Doors locked for good not long ago.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Autumn Blaze

This young autumn beauty is on the grounds at the Idaho Capitol.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Re-enactment of a Raphael Painting

The Boise State University Department of Arts did a re-enactment of Raphael's "The School of Athens" on the Statehouse steps yesterday afternoon. Notice the iPads in this modern version.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Practically Cute

I don't know about you, but when I was a kiddo, the humidifier was a scary-looking thing that made weird breathing noises. Times have changed.