Monday, November 23, 2009

Over the river

and through the woods...

Have a happy Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turn here?

A mystery photo. I can't remember taking this, nor do I know where this is.

But it can be inspiring to have some mysteries in our lives.

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
~ Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Looking down the alley.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
~ Isaac Newton

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream.
~ Jack Kerouac

Thursday, November 19, 2009

One red leaf

The one red leaf, the last of its clan, / That dances as often as dance it can, / Hanging so light, and hanging so high, / On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Being that it's almost the end of November, the red leaf has come down to earth with all the other leaves, and will soon become mulch. And soon we'll be in winter and the bright lights of the holidays.

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Watch out!

Don't say you haven't been warned about those dangerous "sprinker" heads...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's all in how you look at it

In the news today, I came across an article about a hotel in Nantes, France which offers people the unique opportunity of living like a hamster. At Hamster Villa, you eat hamster grain, run in a hamster wheel, and sleep in hamster haystacks. I wonder if you are contained in a hamster cage during your stay?

Then I saw an article about a company that is making fragrances using the DNA code of famous dead people. Their perfumes include "Marilyn" (Marilyn Monroe), "IQ" (Albert Einstein), "M" (Michael Jackson), "Blue Suede" (Elvis), and "Entrance" (Joan Crawford).

So, here it is, not even Thanksgiving and I've given you 2 holiday gift ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person!

And what does my photo have to do with all this? Just another reflection of the world around us...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trio + one

Late day light brings a special beauty to the ordinary.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Window shopping

A new card shop downtown that has many fun and enticing things.

If you look closely, you'll see a photo of the Eiffel Tower which, I learned tonight, is celebrating 120 years. For some great photos of the Eiffel Tower sparkling with colored lights, and other excellent scenes of Paris, check this out.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming soon to a theater near you

While walking downtown this weekend, we happened upon a film shoot . The story features these three characters, who were running through the alleyways of downtown Boise. (In this photo, they stopped for a moment to graciously allow photographs -- and to wait for the stoplight to change). Are they seeking the Holy Grail? Running from something? Running to something?

Will we ever find out? Or will we always be Puzzled Bystanders?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

In honor of Veteran's Day, some businesses offered special discounts to military personnel and veterans.

In honor of all those who have served our country. In remembrance for those who lost their lives.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shine on you

I was attracted by the patterns of light on this building.

I also notice it is a bank -- and it's still in business.

When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken.
~ Dorothy Parker

Monday, November 09, 2009

A capitol view

Looks rather glorious in the afternoon sun, doesn't it? The building is being renovated, so hasn't hosted a legislative session in several years.

That doesn't mean the legislature hasn't met. They continue to duke it out during the first few months of each year in another location.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Idanha Hotel

This historic hotel opened in 1901 in downtown Boise, and now has apartments on the upper levels and shops on the lower levels.

Click here to read a short history of the hotel, including ghost stories.

Friday, November 06, 2009

A round of Hopscotch?

Maybe it's the new revised version...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

You can leave your hat on

Probably left over from Halloween...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The art of roadwork

Look a little like a sculpture, doesn't it?
Any roadwork art in your neighborhood?

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Chlorophyll lighting?

These leaves fascinate me with their fall "lightning bolt" designs. I don't know what kind of tree this is.

Does anyone else know?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Garden's end

Leftover from Halloween, warts and all.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Road trip

I'll join the Daily Bloggers on the theme of doors today with these "doors of perception" we came across during a walk.