Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Have a spook-tacular evening...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A request

I wonder what Cheri's answer was?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Along the Boise River

Walking along the river is always a treat. We're blessed with a good greenbelt system here.

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
~ Hal Boyle

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Glory and power

We walked in the Nature Center in the late afternoon on Sunday and the light was wonderful for photos.

But the trees are probably a little more bare today.

Last night a cold front blew in. I was walking about the time it arrived; clouds rapidly darkened, wind picked up, and blew hard. Tops of tall trees rocked back and forth, waves of leaves arose and swarmed across yards and the streets. I put my hood up to try and block the dust and flying debris and headed for home, getting there right before the rain came.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Leaf glow

Sunlight through the leaves creates magic.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Deer season

We came across this fawn and its mother while taking a late afternoon walk through the Nature Center. They seemed quite comfortable with people around, as long as no one was loud or made quick movements.

The fawn eyed me as I took photos, but continued noshing through the garden. You can see the doe in the background; she literally plopped down on the ground for a rest. Of course, she turned her back on the spectators, especially those with cameras.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Red leaves of autumn

The colors are splendid right now. Deep rich colors, which is why I love this time of year.

The leaves glow in the sunshine like stained glass. And they shimmer when it's rainy; like walking through a life-sized watercolor painting.

If you live in a place where the leaves change color in the fall, take some time during weekend to enjoy...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Not read…

...just left rolled, bundled. No news is good news?
[They could have at least read the comics :) ]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

To your health

A cup of rose hip tea to boost your vitamin C may just be
what the good doc ordered

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Like stars

I love the color of these flowers. And how the thistle down shines

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ready for the weekend

He’s got his flute, mug, and a magic hen that lays golden eggs (when he needs more $$).

What else could he possibly need??

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Artist’s dream

A scene a painter would love (as well as a photographer)…

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~ Claude Monet


...and unusual clouds. Maybe someone with “cloud expertise” can tell us what type they are…

Here's hoping for a pot of gold (or at least a leprechaun)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Window “dressing”

As seen from a downtown street. At least they aren’t displaying any weapons…

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Shop condemned over knife-wielding mannequins in window display

Anti-knife campaigners have condemned a fashion store which created a window display featuring mannequins brandishing a six-inch knife and a cleaver., 25 Oct 2008

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lonely bike

left in the schoolyard over the weekend

Friday, October 09, 2009

Leaf fall

Green of summer morphing into yellow of fall.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Around sunset

Being lured down the garden path?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


I remember tall stalks of them, taller than I was as a kid. Bright pink with yellow stigmas. Claiming the ground by fence posts and power poles, swaying in the summer wind.
When fall came, the blooms stopped, and only the fat seed pods remained, waiting for the next spring.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Fruit of fall

Some thoughts about fruit...

One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul.
-Henry David Thoreau

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
-Groucho Marx

Friday, October 02, 2009

Season of sunflowers...

...Is almost over now that we've had our first light frost.

Farewell to summer; onward to fall.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Past equinox

Shadows growing
longer now as
sunlight slips