Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Barbed Wire Collection

Collection of fencing history on display at the Western Idaho Fair. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Idaho History: Claude Dallas

A long chapter in Idaho history: The Claude Dallas story. 

Monday, August 29, 2016


Baby quail at the Western Idaho Fair. Two hatching stations positioned at kid-height are popular attractions.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Water Trombone

Fountain made from an old trombone. This is on display at the Western Idaho Fair.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fun Garden

Enlarge to see all the fun going on at this house. Pink flamingos mean there is a party!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time Capsule

Historical artifacts sealed underground at Centennial Plaza in Meridian.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bicycle Bees

Cute group of costumed riders, including the beekeeper, for the Tour de Fat bicycle parade last weekend.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fish on a Bicycle

Sharing Tour de Fat bicycle parade photos all week. Isn't there a joke somewhere about a fish on a bicycle?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunflower Bicycle

Bicycle decoration - anything goes for Tour de Fat. The bicycle parade is about 3 miles through town once a year.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tour de Fat: Dragon

There were several dragons in this year's bicycle parade. Tour de Fat comes to Boise each year. 12,000 people rode in the parade last Saturday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Long Ride - Bicycle Parade

A sign on one of the bikes in the parade Saturday for Tour de Fat. Looks like they were anticipating a l-o-o-n-g ride!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tour de Fat Parade

One of the 12,000 people who dressed up to ride in the bicycle parade Saturday.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tour de Fat 2016 - Band

A jazz band played on a bicycle float for the entire bicycle parade for Tour de Fat this year. It's an annual festival from New Belgium Brewing that tours the country. The Boise parade is the largest. 12,000 riders this year!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Zinnias in a Youth Garden

A whole bed of beautiful flowers in the West YMCA Youth Garden.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Looking for Trouble

It's in plain sight, right at the entrance at Centennial High School.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fiery Silo Sunset

The fire in the sky at sunset is full of color because of refraction in the haze. Smoke is coming from a big fire in the forest north of Boise.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Well, Ick

If you squint, you can see the foothills behind the Capitol. Skies are smoky because of a wildfire in the woods. The Pioneer Fire is the largest fire burning in the country.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Street Art: Mustache Edition

Find this in an alley in downtown Meridian.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hummingbirds Everywhere

The migration has begun. Watch for these little sweeties visiting yard flowers and feeders through September.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Travelers Motel Sign Spiffed Up

Whoa! The old Travelers Motel sign on Fairview is receiving a makeover.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Black-Eyed Susans at the Capitol

Blue skies earlier this week. Today, Boise is smoked-in from a nearby wildfire.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

East Boise Iconic Bar is Closing

Ben's Crow Inn has been on Warm Springs Avenue for more than 70 years. It will be torn down this fall to make room for new homes. Beer and buckets of clams served in old Jackpot, Nevada, casino quarter buckets.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Furnace Face

This grumpy guy used to keep a whole building warm. Now, he is in retirement in a musty basement.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Television Show Relic

Do you recognize this comedy show artifact? Found it in a local garage purge.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Old Boise

This area is referred to as Old Boise.