Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Achoo! Sagebrush is Blooming.

Bees are happy about these little yellow flowers that bloom late in the season. But many people are not so happy. The sagebrush bloom means allergies are acting up.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Upcycled Minions

These cuties are just outside the 36th Street Garden Center. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Flora." A Foil Ball with a Name.

Flora was born in 2008. She lives on a scale at Flying Pie Pizza on Fairview Ave. She weighs hundreds of pounds and would like a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records someday.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harvest Time

A perfect tomato at the Boise Urban Garden School.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Alley Remnant

Alley-exploring in Garden City. Lots of crumbling, rusting sights to be seen.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

First Day of Autumn

Quiet afternoon in The Village and it feels like a mild summer day for the first day of autumn.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The More Warts, The Better

The ugliest pumpkins are in demand, and have the highest price tags.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Another Bar Bites the Dust

This bar location on Chinden used to be the Hi-Ho Club. Then a series of other names that haven't had much staying power. I vote the Hi-Ho be resurrected!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Rusted Charm in Hyde Park

So many treasures in the North End's Hyde Park!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Vintage in Front of Vintage

the AAA Sign Company building in Hyde Park is now home to a restoration company. Coolness all around!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Alley Art

Find this alley art behind Smoky Mountain Pizza (the building I'll always remember as the Blue Note Cafe) at 18th and State.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Marked for Death

The spray-paint markings and notice sign mean this tree is going to be removed. It is sick. The great thing about living in the City of Trees is that a replacement will be planted.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Library is Tiring

This kiddo needed a quick nap after a visit to the Garden City Library.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mail History

Mail carriers still pick up from this box, which even has a tube attached so letters can be dropped from upper levels.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cool Kids Cruising

They turned this sedan into a jeepy thing?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art in the Park Icon

The one-man band is there every year.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Secret Button = Water Fun

If you know where the button is, you can get wet. Fun water features at Coomba Park - near Five Mile/Ustick. If you need me to tell you where the button is, just ask!

Friday, September 11, 2015


Tough day every year. Peace. This weepy eye is in Freak Alley.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Idaho Love

Charming, re-purposed sign for sale at Beewise Goods on State Street.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September River Walk

This is the south channel of the Boise River in Eagle. The pathway is winding and secluded. Peaceful for a quick walk.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cheesy History

Here's a fun valley relic: a cheese cutter from Swiss Village Cheese. The cheese factory used to do tours and offer cheeses, sandwiches and ice cream. There was a "cheesy" jingle I can still sing. The factory is now owned by a French company and no longer open to the public.

Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Alive

A vintage Brunswick pinball machine in the dungeon/tunnel at the Spacebar arcade. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Karma Tomatoes

Neighborhood generosity in the Bench neighborhood.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Seeds are Hip Again

After years of eating watermelon without seeds, now watermelon WITH seeds is a thing. Some folks say they taste better. They're certainly more fun, right?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Looks Like Something Fun is Going to Happen

A behind-the-scenes view of some of the entertainment at the Western Idaho Fair this year.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Football This Weekend

The Boise State University Broncos kick off the football season this weekend. Many folks are bronco crazy this time of year. Blue and orange everything.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

History Uncovered in the Street

Road construction downtown has uncovered a layer of history: Cobblestone streets and a streetcar rail. Seen at Bannock and 9th.