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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Anas platyrhynchos

Otherwise known as Mallards 

Time for dinner! 



Mighty fine dining here.

First you go, 

Then, I'll go... 

The word duck comes from Old English, dūce "diver", a derivative of the verb, dūcan, "to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive". (Wikipedia) 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Framing Fall

Like stained glass?

Busy bee

"Necklace" of seeds

Sidewalk bouquet


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Looking for lunkers



The MK Nature Center recently stocked their waters with spawning salmon (that's why they are bright orange)



No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise
~ Lewis Carroll

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Skies of late August



I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. 
~e.e. cummings





To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
~Emily Dickinson