Monday, December 31, 2012


Fast away the old year passes... 

Hail the new ye lads and lasses... 

Sing we joyous now together... 

Heedless of the wind and weather... 

May 2013 bring healing, peace, and much good. 
Happy New Year to all!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday flash mob?

At first glance

Closer view

And the lights continue onward....

(And no, this isn't my house)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Morning commute

Scenes along the way to work. (While stopped at lights, of course.)

School zone


A "choice" intersection

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
~Lao Tzu

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Strange beauty

I've been busy lately with all the things that go on during this time of year. As a breather, here are some "non-holiday" scenes -- photos I took along the river earlier this fall. Strange beauty of a different season.  

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
~Ethiopian proverb

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
~Honore de Balzac

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Discoveries en route

A single-handed effort?

Geese, disorganized

Autumn moon

Tapping a vein?

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

Saturday, November 24, 2012

From a feline point of view

I see all these people rushing around, going shopping....

I'd rather go mousing.

You herd them until they're going in circles...

Then you circle in on a nap.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Right before the frost

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. 
~ Kin Hubbard 

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. 
~ Oscar Wilde 

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A few Fall reflections

Glory of willows 

The reflections of ducks. (Duck philosophy?) 

What goes around, comes around? 

Beards are in this Fall - and every Fall. 

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Nice" clouds

These photos are for my friend, Jeneba, who lives on the east coast, and asked today for some "nice clouds", rather than the stormy billows of Sandy. 

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. 
(Enlarge this photo to see the "touch")

When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator. 
~Mahatma Gandhi 

Weather forecast for tonight:  dark. 
~George Carlin

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn glow

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. 
~ Stanley Horowitz  

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.
~John Burroughs 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bonsai and optical illusions

Along with the bonsai show was a bonsai demonstration. Taking photos of it was a challenge, often with surreal results.   

A "double-duty" fist: is it a chin rest or poking the soil? The evergreen cuff is lovely, don't you think?  

The man in yellow suddenly stepped up, concerned that the lady's arm was being wired into a bonsai display. 

Some people are so into this, their heads morph into bushes. 

Look, there's a camera! Everyone say che-e-e-ese.... 

By the way, the demo was well done. These folks know their bonsai.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Tiny treasures

We recently saw a bonsai exhibit by the Boise Bonsai Society. It was part of a Koi and Goldfish Show by the Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society.  

Amazing root forms! 

Grapevine bonsai 

If a tree falls off my Bonsai bench, and I'm not home to hear it, does it make a sound?
~ Anonymous 

If you're curious, more about bonsai here.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

More "Scare-y" characters

Man on the moon (Neil Armstrong)

Bob Marley

And another perspective of Bob Marley

The Cola Man

And finally, a real Scare-y character....

Martin Luther