Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking toward the new year

Macie's been watching... the old year passes.

May 2015 bring us all many blessings

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday scenes

Some people really love outdoor decorations 

The Holy Midwife was busy...  

Candles of daylight 

The Christmas cactus continues to bloom  

Of course from a feline point of view, any time of the year is good for rolling around and napping....

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scenes from the weekend

Zygo cactus blossom catching the sun

Resident ducks out for a swim and a little lunch

Resident geese out for a stroll and a few snacks

In absentia: turkeys (except for those on numerous dining room platters, and those driving by the mall)

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


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

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Plants of summer

One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade
~ Chinese proverb

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
~ Erma Bombeck

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love
~ Proverb

Most men (people), like plants, possess hidden qualities which chance discovers.
~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A little wildlife

Checkered White butterfly 

Look closely for the bee in flight 

So wild, she has to be kept behind glass