Tuesday, November 22, 2011

House

I do not know if it is the color but this house seems overly large.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cat in the Grass

Not a cat in a hat or on a mat or in a vat but a cat in the grass

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fish

Fish at the MK nature park.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mixed Flower

Flowers on Bannock St, 700 block,  Boise, Idaho

Monday, October 3, 2011

Green Doors

I went on the Scott Kelby 2011 Photo Walk this year in downtown Boise.  Walked about and took a few pictures.   Here are old double doors in the alley of a small building on 6th Street in Old Boise.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Band Shell

Gene Harris  Band Shell

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Water, Blue

Water from a fountain in the park.  The water is dyed blue to help control the growth algae.
f5.6 @ 1/2000  fl55

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wet Grass

Over watering and a low spot in the lawn makes for a great duck pond.  Julia Davis Park, Boise, Idaho

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sacajawea & Pomp

Sacajawea and Pomp by Agnes Vicen Talbot.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Glass Brick

Glass brick window/wall at the neighborhood school.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chess anyone

Chess at the local elementary school.  Tables on the play ground have chess boards as part of the table top.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baybrook Bridge

Pedestrian bridge over the Boise River at Baybrook Ct. and Warm Springs golf course.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hot Afternoon

To hot to move, this squirrel laid on the branch in the tree and for hours until the sun was low.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Castle - August

The mini castle is almost finished

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Feeding Time

A humming bird at the feeder

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

IR Smylie House

Infrared of Former Governor Robert E Smylie's House. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Grass

The school is just about finished with the remodel and now is time to fit up the outside of the building.  Here pallets of new sod are being laid out for the new lawn and play ground.   School starts up again in about two weeks.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Humming bird

Humming bird and red yucca.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bull Gang House #2

 More from the building in yesterdays photo.  Above the door to the building and below a window.



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Old Pen Out Buildings

 Walked over to the old Idaho penitentiary/ museum took some pictures of the old buildings.
The sign on the side of the this building says  "Bull Gang Rest House - Inmates who farmed behind the penitentiary made up the ' bull gang'".   Built from old concrete and sandstone blocks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's hard being green

Bull Frog in the reeds of a flood control pond near my home.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Castilleja integra

I went up on the hill yesterday and took a few pictures.  Indian Paintbrush Castilleja integra 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dona Larsen Park

Where this entrance to Dona Larson Park is now was a junior high school when I was growing up.  Kids in the east end side of Boise were able to walk to school. A few years back the school district sold the land to Boise State University.  The University had the school removed and this park built in its place which seems to be closed to the public and used exclusively by the university athletic department.  Students are now bused to school.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fire Truck

A used fire truck with all the signage removed along with hoses and other equipment.  It does still have the lights.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Boise Depot

The Boise Depot built in 1925 by Union Pacific Railroad but no longer use by passenger trains.   It is now part of the Boise Parks system and use for weddings and special events.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Allium giganteum

Lavender purple flowers of the allium has the look of a Dr. Suess book.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fox

This little guy was just wondering around the neighborhood the other day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mores Creek Summit

Went for a drive today to Idaho City and over the summit to Lowman and back home.  Still a little snow on the side of the road and at the summit.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Castle

Construction continues.  House on Warm Springs Ave.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Snow up there

We still have snow on the Boise Front with a cooler than normal April.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Arrowleaf balsamroot

Arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Robie

And they are off on the race to Robie the annual half marathon up and over the hill.   

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stick in the Mud

Kids have been playing in the mud. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Boise, Ada County, Idaho

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Driveway Lighting

Found this interesting lantern marking the entrance to a driveway on my walk today.  The lantern is fairly large with a rock as a counter balance.  The black and white checker board on the right is the driveway.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Snow

The started out rainy and 6˚C but as the day continued the temperature dropped 1˚C with snow about 3cm none sticking to the roads.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Spirit of Ecstasy...

The hood ornament on a Rolls-Royce car also called "Emily", "Silver Lady" or "Flying Lady".  Do not see many in my neighborhood.  This lady and the car it under was parked on my street today so snapped a shot of it.
A beautiful gold with deep chocolate brown side panels.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Over Grown with Weeds

The back parking lot of the old armory. Weeds have grown up around the building like these elm trees and rubber rabbit brush in parking spaces.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Yield to Trees

Trees are important in Boise, Les Bois, and where possible they are saved.  Here the side walk yields to the trees and goes around.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ice Feature

The fountain in front of the MK/Washington Group/URS Plaza or what ever they are calling these days has water running in it year round.  This time of year it freezes into a large block of ice.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Robie Creek

The hills outside of town