Sunday, July 31, 2011

After the storm

It looks more like a parade has passed through than a storm. Even with all its violent energy, perhaps a storm is a kind of celebration? 

The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011


A respite from summer heat. 

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. 
~Sam Keen

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Capital capitol

The Idaho capitol was recently reopened after several years of restoration. We made a short visit during the weekend to check it out.

The building was completed in 1905 and is similar in architectural style to several other state capitols with a central dome and rotunda.

It features columns and beautiful staircases. Some are marble; some are surfaced with scagliola - "fake marble".

In the old days, vaults were necessary to store records and other valuables.

But today, the vault has a different purpose....

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Yesterday we visited one of my favorite places in the town, The MK Nature Center. It was a sunny, glorious day, perfect for a mini-getaway and for taking photos.

Two-tailed Swallowtail taking in a little lunch.  

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Rose at sunset

I wish all of you a happy and beautiful 4th of July. 

It is at the edge of the petal that love waits. 
William Carlos Williams 

What's in a name? That which we call a rose 
By any other name would smell as sweet. 

William Shakespeare