Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Big Nest

Canada geese are nesting everywhere. This is an interesting choice.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Treehouse-Eating Tree

Remains of a treehouse being consumed by the tree.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bones for Sale

Interesting yard sale offering.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good-bye Costume Shop

We stopped by today to spread good wishes to the long-time employees. Today is the last day, so stop in if you can.

Boise Pizza Tradition

There's a new location in Meridian, right across the street from another pizza place. Can you guess which one? How sassy.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sidewalk Dining Season

This will be our first real-spring weekend of the year, so folks will want to be outside.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

They Told Me To Stay Away from the Tracks

Because over the past five years I've occasionally posted photos of railroad tracks, I received a letter from Union Pacific recently telling me it's unsafe to take photos of railroad tracks. I interpret that kind of note as a dare, possibly because of a genetic defect. So, I stopped at the tracks in Southeast Boise last night and found another daredevil in the distance.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Springtime Fun and Games

At least I hope the person in the trunk is having fun...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Sunshine and flowery trees this morning. A great day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

It All Depends

Of course, this depends on what kind of beer you drink. Happy Monday.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

BoDo Collage

A public collage in the BoDo district. Find stuff on the ground and drop it in the bin. A a see-through trash bin that tells a story.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Log Cabin by the River

Officially called The Cabin, it's a nonprofit literary center: writing camps for kids and adults, public readings and featured authors. The cabin was built in 1939 for the Idaho State Forestry Department with donated materials from Idaho timber companies. It's now owned by the City of Boise.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sun-Liner Motel

Back in my local news reporting days, this one was mentioned a few times. A Sun-Liner is on Chinden Boulevard.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Capitol Bridge Art

The bridge was built in 1930-31 and was dedicated to the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. Many trail sections crossed near this location.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Garage Doors at Dusk

Some creativity brightens up the old wood planks on this garage - Boise Bench area.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What a Difference 3 Months Makes

Hoar frost-covered trees in January vs. pink bloomers in April.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Early Spring Gardening

The memorial garden at the University of Idaho Extension Office. A lot of early spring flowers.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Superhero Zumba Party/Autism Charity Event

 A few shots from an event in Boise last night at Firehouse No. 6. Thank you superheroes!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fun Neighborhood

A serious outdoorsy family lives here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Travelers Motel Sign

Whoa. Noticed that the big tree behind this faded motel sign on Fairview Avenue was chopped down. See below a photo from 2008. There was a bit more red on the sign 5 years ago.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


For Boise beer emergencies.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bigfoot Sighting

Wait. No, that's a yeti, I believe. This one is on the side of the Army/Navy Store.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hello Strawberries

My kiddo used to call them "straw babies." They don't mind the cool, breezy Boise weather.

Sagebrush Spring

Scrubby and hardy, sagebrush is an icon of the landscape. It stays silvery-green year-round. Critters eat it, especially in the winter. When it rains, the shrubs become fragrant. I think they smell like mint, but many others describe the odor as a cross between camphor and oil - and obviously, they don't like it. While many plants bloom in the spring, the sagebrush flowers in late summer and early fall.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Idaho Souvenirs

Swag for Idaho visitors. But where are the Trekkie taters? 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Farmers Market Season

Boise's newest Farmers Market opens today at 11th and Front, downtown. BTW - it's asparagus season. When I was a kiddo in small-town Idaho, we'd pick asparagus growing along ditch-banks.

Friday, April 5, 2013

No Need to Even Stop Traffic

This repairman had a bird's eye-view of traffic on Eagle.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Decay on Vista

This is just mere seconds before the road turns and brings the Capitol into view - when headed north. And I like that it's there.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sign Says....

Every day is a laundry day at my house ;)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Camouflaged Geese

Canada geese...everywhere. It's true that they sometimes nest on top of buildings.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hi Bob

Window dressing in the North End.