Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beer Tree

At the base of a party tree at the Festival of Trees.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Empty Bowls

Buy a bowl for $10, receive excellent soup and benefit the Idaho Foodbank. Today in The Grove, 11 to 3. I want a bowl with polka dots.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sweet Owl

A detail from one of the entries at the Festival of Trees, which is open on Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let it Snow....Maybe

Sign seen at the Festival of Trees. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Night Lights

The entrance to a subdivision all decked out for Christmas.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Coolest Childhood

Add to the list of things I would like in my backyard.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pink Snow

The mountain snow turned pink just as the sun was setting. Alpenglow.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kleiner Park

Julius Kleiner Park this morning. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Giant Handwarmer

I would be OK with having this fire pit in my backyard :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Knock, Knock! The doors to Charming Charlie's [no open yet], an accessories boutique in The Village.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Angelic Music in a Mexican Restaurant

A surprise during our weekend outings...nice young man with great talent.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas at the Mall

Santa is on duty at Boise Towne Square Mall and the Christmas music is playing. I've learned this makes some people very angry because they feel it is too early. You?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fountains at The Village

We scoped out a new development over the weekend called The Village. There was a small outdoor ice rink to go along with the mini-Las Vegas-style water entertainment. Retail is coming - not much open yet.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Snowy Pumpkin

We woke up to snow in Boise today. It's quickly melting, but it was fun to see.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Street Art NOT in Freak Alley

This piece is along 18th Street near State Street. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shiny, Shiny

Metallic coffee cup sets at Starbucks. A shopping tip: The local store manager told me that they don't receive any additional Christmas shipments. Each store gets one allotment of holiday offerings. So if you really like something...waiting may mean you don't get it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Raindrops on Roses

A mini rose still hanging on in November.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Turkey Drive

Turkey donations are being collected by KTSY 89.5 FM to help fill holiday meal baskets. Here's morning show host Dave Arthur at Albertsons at McMillan and Eagle. He's there to accept donations until 3 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Raking, Raking, Raking

This is what the Treasure Valley was doing all weekend. The City of Boise will pick the leaves up for the city compost project. At my house, we mow all the leaves into the lawn. Just run them over with the mower a few times and they'll be "disappeared" by spring. We also dump some into the compost bins. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas is on the Shelves. Um, Santa???

Oh dear. This Santa needs to pack on a few pounds?

Friday, November 8, 2013

It Takes a Village...

They do it all, or you can do your own. I believe the "Norge Cleaning Village" concept can be found around the country. Not far from here is the Vacuum Villa.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Raindrop Gemstones

A rainy day in Boise again. Love these big fat raindrops on lupine.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Empty Bench

Want the park all to yourself? Not many people in neighborhood parks when the weather turns cold, but plenty of wildlife. Wigeons and ducks were poking around the pond.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Boise Rock School students posing for this year's tour poster.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Foothills Snow for November

It's what we expect to see in November. We still have some fiery autumn colors in the valley.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tree Surprises

With the leaves gone, how many of you found one of these wasp condos?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Circle of Barbs

Barbed wire resting on a post in West Boise. Weather forecasters say this is our last "nice weather" weekend - probably for the year.