Saturday, December 31, 2016

Potato Drop - Happy New Year!

Every year, a giant potato is "dropped" from a crane in Downtown Boise to kick off the New Year. Home versions of the "potato drop" are warmer and fun with friends!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunset, Snow and Horses

The sun sets on another day of our deep freeze.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Icicle Hall of Fame

Throwback Thursday: 3 years ago, this giant icicle was removed from the side of Grinkers Grand Palace - an arcade in Eagle.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 9 Photos

A collage of the top 9 photos this year. Interestingly, although I post the same photos on social media, the popularity of images is not the same. Tomorrow, I'll share the top photos from Facebook. I do note that folks like nature, art, change and porches!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

French Fries for All

Art inside the Boise Fry Co., Downtown Boise. Smiles really are that big when sampling all the different varieties of fries offered.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Darth for the Holidays

Darth Vader holiday decor on the door at Dharma Sushi.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas - Still Gardening in Winter in Boise

The photographer at this site is an avid gardening, even in winter in Boise. Here is a collage of digging in the snow this morning to uncover fresh herbs for Christmas Day cooking. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Utility Box Art

This piece that salutes diversity in Boise is near Rite-Aid on State St.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dinosaur in the Snow

A garden decor dinosaur with custom crocheted hat, mittens and scarf.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Perfect Personalized Plate

"Idaho native" - all covered with snow.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Boise Bicycle Love Doesn't Stop in Winter

Fat tire biking sends folks into the foothills, even during snow storms.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Idaho Adventures

Coffee mug at a kitschy store in Boise's West End. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

City Hall Fountain

Black and white view of the frozen fountain at City Hall.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Downtown Holiday Decor

Another night of snow and it's quiet in Downtown Boise.

Saturday, December 17, 2016


After the latest round of snow storms, a deep freeze has take hold of Boise.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Frosting on Everything

An unusual winter for Boise, with snow!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Capitol Snow

Another new fresh coat of fluff for Boise.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Canada Geese Feast

A flock of Canada geese picks through the snowflakes in a park for lunch.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Looks Warm Inside

Alavita restaurant invites from the cold street today.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Giant Christmas Tree

Look at this huge Christmas tree. How did they get the star up there?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Capitol Wreath

Decor in the Idaho Statehouse rotunda.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Snowman in the Fog

A lone snowman in Kleiner Park. Kiddos are sledding in the fog and frozen grass with patches of snow in the background.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Scary Ride

Dangerous commuting in the snow and ice.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Poinsettia Tree

A tradition in the Idaho Capitol - the poinsettia tree.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fresh Coat of White

Hillsides are almost covered with the latest snowfall.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Poinsettia Forest

Row after row at Edwards Greenhouse. Most are taped off with "sold" signs.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Vintage Sign in a High School

Seen in the lobby of the Capital High auditorium.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Modern Hotel Alley Mural

A zoom in on Judas Arrieta's Wonder Stories mural on the backside of Boise's Modern Hotel.

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Reindeer and a Goat

ne of Boise's resident reindeer. A small herd lives behind Cloverdale Funeral Home, along with a goat friend.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

State Tree

Always a favorite because it's loaded with lights. Located in front of the Statehouse.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Art in Freak Alley that likely has an addition: namaste.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tree Stump Decor

Nice collection of birdhouses on this old tree stump in a Boise Bench neighborhood.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Twinkle Lights

Downtown Boise is sparkly for Christmas.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hello, from Boise!

A giant postcard on the side of City Hall.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Store Closing - Shopko

The Shopko on Fairview Ave./Eagle Rd. was one of the first big box stores in that area. Since a new development across the road, vacancies nearby are increasing.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Idaho Love

Local art for sale at a craft store. This is a popular image at markets, too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blue Turf Wannabe

Boise State University is known for its blue turf in the stadium. A business on Cole Road used spray paint to create their own blue turf.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Old Map Drawers

A giant case of old map drawers found at a thrift store. No maps inside, but a cool listing of so many places we love here in Idaho.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Autumn Grasses at Statehouse

View of the west side of the Idaho Statehouse.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pinball Tournament Winners

Winners of a pinball tournament with Treasure Valley Pinball. This might be the first time my face has been in a post on this blog. I won the Ghost Busters pinball machine translite (kind of like the backglass on a pinball machine). Gerry was the best player and took first place. The tournament was at Woodland Empire. My husband and I are founders of Treasure Valley Pinball and we host tournaments monthly.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Reflection on Cityscape Changes

Five years ago today. Boiseans know that our cityscape has changed a lot in 5 years. Many more tall buildings now, but autumn glory in the City of Trees is the same.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Morrison Center at Night

6:30 pm and so dark. The Morrison Center is a performing arts venue on the Boise State University campus.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wishful Thinking

Sleds and other snow toys are stocked at Target. Our autumn continues to be warmer than normal and snow seems far away.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Esther Simplot Park

Our city's newest public park is beautiful. Fifty-five areas of ponds and grass and play areas and a beach.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Boise's Newest Park

Esther Simplot Park is open. More than 50 acres of ponds and grass and play areas.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jerry's Market Closed

For the record, a photo of the closed market - just in case it will not be revived and will be removed to make room for a new project.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Whittier Elementary School

Whittier is in the West End. It opened in 1949, after a smaller version of the school in a different location burned down.