Thursday, October 30, 2014

PSA for the Tin Man

Pity for the Tin Man at the Boise Army/Navy Store.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Window Art at the Holiday

It might be a velvet painting behind the class...and duct tape :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Facade

Super fancy set-up for the trick-or-treaters this week.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Missing Piece's a corner piece, on the corner near the West YMCA.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Rose

The colors seem most intense in the fall.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Blaze

It's showtime in the City of Trees.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Love

The light. The colors. The temperatures. Autumn is my favorite time of year in Boise.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Owl Banding

 The Intermountain Bird Observatory at the top of Lucky Peak north of Boise is conducting research on owls. Northern Saw-whets are migrating now. The owls are caught in nets and then banded, in hopes they will be captured again to follow up on their health status and location.

 Look closely at the bird above. Its beak is deformed, or has been damaged, and a talon on each foot is also misshapen. Even so, this bird is several years old and is thriving - based on its healthy level of body fat.
 The owl below was a surprise to the banders. It's a Western Screech Owl. They normally hang out in river valleys, not in the mountains. It's also not likely this owl was migrating. They tend to stick around in all seasons.
Both the Saw-whets and the screech owl are as soft and silky as they look.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunset from the Top of Lucky Peak

Just after the sun slipped below the horizon. This view is from 6,000 feet.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Still Feels Summery

Folks still acting like it's summer in Boise. Beautiful autumn this year.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Freak Alley Street Art

Freak Alley is always quirky and always changing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Chair as a Drum Set

Boise Rock School students and instructors jamming in the parking lot. Notice the "drum set."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

We are so fortunate to have real pumpkin patches. On a visit to Arizona last year, I was reminded that a visit to a "pumpkin patch" doesn't mean tromping around farmland.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Snake River Plain

View from near the top of Lucky Peak north of Boise - looking south. The mountains in the distance are the Owyhees. You can see the Boise River below.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Northern Rockies

This is the view from the top of Lucky Peak - about 6,000 feet above Boise. Boise is right at the edge of the Northern Rocky Mountains.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Red and Rusted

Vintage bicycle parked in front of Bleubird Cafe.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Downtown Boise Alley Ghost

"Pearl Candy Co." eventually became Idaho Candy Co. It's still in business. They make the famous Idaho Spud Bar.

Doorway Zentangle

Dizzying detail in Freak Alley.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Boise Halloween Tradition

This is part of the mural on the side of the Boise Co-op. Thousands of trick-or-treaters visit homes on Harrison Boulevard on Halloween.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Fish Bicycle

Can you see the fish? This 'upcycling' of CDs was seen in the Tour de Fat Bicycle Parade.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014