Monday, August 31, 2015

Fair Wrap-up

 A view of the Butler Amusements carnival from the giant gondola.

 Cute, new food vendor at the fair.
A zebu in the petting zoo.

Newly-hatched baby quail.

Amazing things for sale in the main wing of the Expo Center. This was a miracle slimming machine that would shake you and "shake the fat away."

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Toy Ponies at the Fair

 Imitation My Little Ponies to win on the Midway, and a super sparkly pony in the hobby craft competition hall.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Chairs in the Air

Aerial swings on the Western Idaho Fair Midway.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Blue Ribbon Chicken

This chicken was the first place winner in the "ugliest chicken" division.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Strolling Cowboys

Slim and Curly were roaming entertainers at the Western Idaho Fair this year. Funny and kind.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Tortato Legend

 My favorite food at the fair. It's created with a power tool, a potato and a deep fryer.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zombie Clown

Artwork on the zombie ride at the Western Idaho Fair.

Monday, August 24, 2015

That Shirt Says What?

Things that make you go hmm at the Western Idaho Fair.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hungry Rabbits

So many cute and fuzzy things in the Small Animal Barn at the Western Idaho Fair. But fingers look like carrots!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcome to the Fair

The Western Idaho Fair is underway. I'll share photos for the next week :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Old Barn Burner

The old barn at Fairview and Cloverdale burned down this week. Arson is suspected. I took the photo on the left in May.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Biggest Pumpkin I've Ever Seen

This giant is on display at the Western Idaho Fair - which kicks off Friday. It was grown by Linder Farms.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Being Watched

Street-level mini-art in Freak Alley.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Sector 17 Street Art

Latest Sector 17 street art at 18th and State.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fandemonium Scrap Costume Contest

Teams have to beat the clock to make costumers out of piles of scrap and trash - along with a "secret ingredient," which was popcicle sticks. It's one of the most popular events at Fandemonium. It's a cosplay anime/Marvel/gaming fandom festival held annually.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Artist at Work

This young girl was working on drawings to sell in the Artist Alley at Fandemonium. The annual event is a salute to all things anime/sci-fi/comic/horror/gaming.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tour de Fat Bicycle Parade

More than 1,000 people dressed up to participate in the Tour de Fat Bicycle Parade in Boise today. Costumes were crazy, funny, risque and everything in-between. The event is part of the New Belgium brewing festival held in Boise every August. Money raised goes to local charities.

Friday, August 14, 2015

There's an Elephant at the Door

An alley doorway in Freak Alley, Downtown Boise. The street art is getting a makeover. New unveiling is next month.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Leku Ona Hotel

 This boutique hotel is connected to the Leku Ona restaurant. Basque food and themes blend into the city's Basque Block.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Messing with Mary Poppins

One of the new panels in Freak Alley. A sense of humor intertwined with a message.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Doorstep Relic

A nod to the old Downtown Boise location of the Idaho Statesman newspaper. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hummingbirds Everywhere!

Hummingbird in the garden last night. This is a female black-chinned hummingbird. She's just stopping for a while as she migrates.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Jack's Urban Meeting Place - JUMP - has been under construction for a couple of years now. Notice the vintage farm equipment on display.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Taking a Drink from a Flower

Hummingbird fans just have to love this time of year in Boise. The birds are migrating, so they are feasting on flowers and feeders.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Boise Junior SWAT Team

These Boise kiddos were helping with security at the Michael Franti concert.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Michael Franti and Spearhead Concert

An outdoor concert at the Idaho Botanical Garden's Outlaw Field. All ages enjoyed this show.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


One of the mainstay bars in Downtown Boise: Hannah's. It used to be called Humpin' Hannah's - and still is by many. Relics of the name are on a banner in front and painted on the back of the building.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Address with Style

This address display is in Old Boise.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

At Least It's Not Christmas Candy?

A full aisle of Halloween treats at my local Albertsons store this week.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vintage Postcard - The Modern Hotel

I found this postcard in a vintage store in Clovis, Calif. The Travelodge is now the uber-cool Modern Hotel.