Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Another perfect spring day in Boise.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hello, Spring

Sunny and 70. Beautiful day.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Project car: $7,500. I think it's made up of several pieces/parts. Anyone know what its bones might be?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Construction Questions: What the Heck?

We have two large construction projects going on in Downtown Boise. This is the JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place) site. I think the most common questions about this one is: What is that tower going to be?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunset Fire

Seriously, it looked there was a fire at sunset earlier this week.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fake-Snake, I Hope

Seen at the Boise Flower and Garden Show last weekend. Kiddos loved the curiosity. Some snake-fearing parents, not so much.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Snow-Topped Mountain View from Downtown

Looking north from the top of the BoDo parking garage.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Drum Busker

Drumming for dollars in Downtown Boise.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

No Skateboards...No Horses

The rules posted at a middle school in Boise.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hair Salon Mural

Plenty of folks are packing their bags today. Spring break is next week for most schools.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wild First Day of Spring

Rain, wind, hail, and a tornado sighting - capped off with a low rainbow. Happy spring!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vintage Credit

Master Charter was the brand name between 1966 and 1979. Yet, this relic still lingers at some local businesses.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Is This What Happens When You Drink a Slushy?

Or, maybe it's an Icee. This critter is one of the Boise City utility box art series.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Royal Home Appliance

This vintage outdoor water heater belongs to a plumbing company on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Around the World on Chinden

Two vintage globe-topped signs on Chinden Boulevard.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Popular Place Today

Nice weather makes this a common destination.

Friday, March 15, 2013

I Had No Idea This Was an Office

I've seen this house for literally decades, and all this time, I thought it was just graffiti on the side. Or, maybe the name of the people who lived there. Nope. It's a law office.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Drama Dog

This pink pooch is a mascot for Boise Contemporary Theatre.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Robo Ghost

A sign that long out-lasted the business. Robo was a coin-op car wash on Chinden. Land is "for sale."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Extreme Beauty Calls for Monkeys

Utility box art in Downtown Boise. This one is at the Record Exchange.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Sure Sign of Better Weather

A kiddo climbing towards the blue sky.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Purple and Lost

In case you'r missing a glitten (glove-mitten combo). This is near the Bouquet.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

City Llamas

A pocket of country. Happy weekend to you.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Boise Music History

Another peek inside the Boise150 Sesqui-shop during the installation of the music exhibit.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Monster in the Boise Sesqui Shop

He's right next to the giant chalkboard where Boiseans are supposed to write down their first concert. Mine was Journey. The Sesqui shop is part exhibit/part store to mark the sesquicentennial. The installation in progress is all about music. I'll feature a couple of preview photos tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Love Shack?

Little, hidden surprises like this - I LOVE Boise!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Boiseans are Winter Weary?

I've heard many say they are ready for spring.

Monday, March 4, 2013


In the back room of a vintage shop in downtown Boise - there's a built-in safe. "Locked" open with empty, dusty shelves.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wanna Buy a Bar?

This bar in Chinden was formerly known as Turf Club. That was confusing because the bar is near Les Bois Park horse-racing grounds at Expo Idaho, where there is a bar and restaurant called the Turf Club.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Garage Band In-training

At Boise Rock School. Cool they had one of the garage doors open so everyone could hear.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fancy Stuff Store

The Davies Reid building. The business closed a few years ago and the structure is for sale. It has a castle-like features and mirrored entryway stone steps.