Friday, July 31, 2015

It's an Idaho Thing

This small graphic is on a food truck. It's in reference to a variety of fry sauces. Really!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Payette River whitewater adventures are a popular way to cool off during the summer.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Riverside Memorial

This bronze relief and stone memorial can be found along the Boise River near Main Street. It's a sad chapter in the city's history. Lynn Henneman was a Montana-based flight attendant who was staying in Boise one night before continuing her work assignments. She went for a walk along the Boise River and disappeared. Her body was found in the river about two weeks later. She had been murdered. Erick Hall was later convicted of murdering Lynn and another woman. He is on death row.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Story Behind the "Dirt"

 The word "dirt" is carved into the side of the marble bench in the postage-stamp sized memorial garden at the University of Idaho Extension office on Glenwood. It's record of a long-running, good-natured dispute that Advanced Master Gardener Dick Wilson had with his wife, and likely many others. In the gardening world, "soil" is the preferred term. Dick didn't agree and this was his way of having the last word.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Take a Bite of Summer

Local tomatoes at a farmers market. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mobile Street Art

Mobile as long as the old truck still starts.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cute Freak Alley Art

This little angel is tucked behind the oil recycling station in Freak Alley, Downtown Boise. He's one of my favorites. The murals and street art vignettes are being updated over the next month. I wonder if this guy will still be around?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Seven Years

The Travelers Motel sign today, above, on Fairview. Below was 2008 (the tree was removed a few years ago)


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Window Peeping at the Bouquet

I wonder what's at the top of the stairs?

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Bouquet

A long-time bar, sometimes a dive bar, or a blues bar. Nickname: the Bucket.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chocolate-Dipped Sweet Peppers

These little sweet peppers taste like candy on their own. The chocolate brings out m ore fruit flavor.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Boise Airport Art

This is a commissioned art piece on display at the Boise Airport - behind security.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Flower Row

All kinds of flowers at the edge of the Downtown Teaching Farm.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Downtown Teaching Farm

Everyone is welcome to pitch in...and weeders are always in demand :) The reward is free produce.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Free Veggies

Everyone is invited to harvest and pitch in for garden duties at the Downtown Teaching Farm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lucky Cats for Everyone

A variety for sale at Eyes of the World Imports.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Chasing Butterflies

Volunteers, including teens, chasing butterflies along the Boise River for the Idaho Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Project.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Season

The Tempest was the play on stage Saturday night. Don't want to be a spoiler, but the Ariel interpretation was amusing.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Art with Moth Wings

This vintage serving tray is inlaid with hundreds of moth wings. The upper left has deteriorated, but it's still beautiful.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cathedral Side Door

One of the side-entrances at the Cathedral of the Rockies. Nearly as grand as the main entrance.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Purple Hair Alley Art

This artwork is near 11th and Hayes. You can see if from the Cathedral of the Rockies.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Instant Avon Bottle Collection

Some of these at ReStyle still had cologne inside.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Window Art

Street art on the side of the Idaho Youth Ranch building in Downtown Boise.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Quirky Sign

This is posted in a thrift store. Sure gets attention!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Boise Bench Neighborhood Bar

Karaoke and pool, along with inexpensive drinks.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Stay safe setting off fireworks. This one is my favorite!

Friday, July 3, 2015

School Lunch Memories

Who remembers these? The sturdy, plastic trays can now be found in second-hand store. They're labeled as collector's items!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hens and Chicks in Bloom

"Hens and chicks" are popular, hardy garden succulents around here. Sometimes, they bloom.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Look, It's a...It's a...I Have No Idea What it Is.

I like the googly eyes. Maybe it's a plant hanger? It's for sale in a thrift store.