Sunday, January 11, 2015

Seeing beyond the gray

It's been a time of endless gray days. Fog, mist, inversion, gloom. But when I stepped out on the patio this morning... 

...I heard birdsong, an "orchestra" of birdsong. And as I looked closer, I saw them -- in the very tops of the bare trees. 

As I watched, they streaked across the sky, flitting from treetop to treetop. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking toward the new year

Macie's been watching... 

...as the old year passes.

May 2015 bring us all many blessings





Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday scenes

Some people really love outdoor decorations 

The Holy Midwife was busy...  

Candles of daylight 

 
The Christmas cactus continues to bloom  

Of course from a feline point of view, any time of the year is good for rolling around and napping....

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scenes from the weekend

Zygo cactus blossom catching the sun

Resident ducks out for a swim and a little lunch

Resident geese out for a stroll and a few snacks

In absentia: turkeys (except for those on numerous dining room platters, and those driving by the mall)




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowy weekend

After a 2-day winter storm which brought over 7.5 inches of snow and arctic temperatures.


7.5 inches isn't much in some places, but it's an unusual amount of snow here; in fact, it broke records set in November 1937.
 

It also rained during the storm, which then became ice. Icy snow clumps still cling to trees and bushes, weighing them down, breaking some.
And then there's driving on icy roads, which has been very  "entertaining".


But some creatures are not worried about ice, snow, cold, or terrible road conditions. They just don't want to be disturbed during nap time....


Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Light show!

Taken the evening after record rainfall. Glorious!







Sunday, October 19, 2014

On an October day

Capitol Street bridge and greenbelt path

Natural tree sculpture

Pathway

Rose glow

Artwork shadowed by trees. (Art by John Killmaster)

Color burst!

All photos taken at Julia Davis Park in Boise.