Thursday, March 31, 2016

Collister Knight

What a discovery! Thankful that road construction forced me to take a detour through the Collister Neighborhood.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Collister Neighborhood

Because of road construction, I took a detour through the Collister Neighborhood in Northwest-ish Boise. Charming. I'll share images over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On the Demolition List

This church building, Central Assembly, and adjacent Maranatha Christian School buildings will be torn down soon. Demolition fences have been erected around the site at Fairview and Cloverdale. Apartments will be build at the location.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ugly Produce

Boxes and boxes of produce deemed "too ugly to sell." Albertsons at Fairview and McMillan leaves these boxes behind the store (rather than putting them in the dumpster) so folks can use the food for themselves, or for animals, or composting.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gertie the Galactic Arachnid

A giant, LED-lighted, color-changing spider paraded down the street and into the crowd at the Treefort Main Stage. What an incredible site!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Treefort 2016

 Esme Patterson on the Main Stage at the festival. More than 400 bands played at dozens of venues around town over 5 days. This is an annual event that also includes food, beer and wine.
 Lakoda, a local band, playing at the Mardi Gras.

 Art in action by Sector 17.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Foodfort Party

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and her husband were gracious interviewees for a video project I was working on during Foodfort at the Treefort festival. All local food and beer.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Albertson Park pond

This pond will be filled and the water feature fired up - soon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Park Wildlife

Hmm. Albertson Park has become a dumping ground for unwanted pets. There's also a golden pheasant roaming around the park.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fairy Garden Cake

Hard to believe, but this is a cake! It's in the display case at Pastry Perfection.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Treasures for a Bargain

Under the display racks at the Record Exchange, are boxes and boxes of vinyl 45s and cassette tapes. All 4 for $1. Dig in!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Green Stamps

Memories of licking and sticking these for products! Stamps could be traded for all kinds of things. Retailers handed them out beginning in the 1930s - continuing into the '80s in some areas. This sign is at Big City Coffee.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Grape Hyacinth

Another sign of spring - grape hyacinth, Muscari spp. Wonderful scent in a small package.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Forsythia Time

This yellow flowering shrub is another harbinger of the changing seasons. There is plenty of local folklore about when the forsythia blooms, it's time to - prune rose bushes, prune fruit trees, treat the lawn for crab grass, etc.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Displaced by the Wind

Strong winds displaced this sweet nest. It's lined with a lot of dog hair?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Daffodil Smile

Time for the daffodil show in Boise!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Stories in the Circles

This art piece by Amy Westover tells the stories of the city's Grove Street neighborhood. Hard to believe there used to be a neighborhood here, it's all buildings now.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bike to School

It's often states that kids to ride bikes to school anymore. These bike racks at Lowell Scott Middle School are always packed!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Downtown Boise Bears

These bears are always watching on 9th street, Downtown.  Cast-metal art by Marilyn Lysohir.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Condors in Boise

Condors are perched on top of the Record Exchange. Created by artist Ellen DeAngelis to help raise awareness about projects at the World Center for Birds of Prey (which is right here in Boise).

Friday, March 11, 2016

Early Balloon

The neighborhood dogs let me know that this balloon was near this morning. Hot air missions fly year-round, as long as the winds are calm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Decaying building has become a graffiti battle zone.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Freak Alley Migration

One of the murals "around the corner" in Freak Alley.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March Sunset

We've had stunning sunsets for the past several evenings. This was last night.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Orchid Show

A charming arrangement at the Treasure Valley Orchid Show and Sale.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tattoo Shop

Eye-catching tattoo shop on State Street near Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Smoky Davis

A family- owned butcher-smoked meats shop on State Street. More than 60 years.

Friday, March 4, 2016


Another sign of better weather, the bicycle racks at Lowell Scott Middle School are overflowing.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Art at McDonald's

Art in front of the McDonald's in Eagle.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mid-Century Modern Pool

This is the Lowell Pool, which opened more than 60 years ago. There is a sister pool with the same architecture called the South Pool.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring is on the Way

Spring bulbs are beginning to pop up in sunny spaces.