Monday, December 27, 2010

Near Bruce Meadows

The earth's axis shifts and temperatures stay below freezing in the high country.  Ice laces the streams shut in crystalline patterns reflecting the colder blue of winter light.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Late Fall

Late fall powders the face of the desert....drifts down the valley in tides of fog....rests its cold hand on the shoulder of winter.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Idaho Homestead

Somewhere in the ragged edges are reflections of dreams and maybe a kind of peace 
made with what life had to offer.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ice Scabs

Ice scabs over the desert, glazing grass, coating the blood red weeds and coffining the water until spring.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Idaho Sunsets

October and November provide the Treasure Valley with weather conditions that produce one of these spectacular fall skies about every two the setting sun draws color from the leaves and spreads the heavens with a blazing quilt :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spencer Reservoir

A cold wind bites across the water closing the skim ice around the resting waterfowl.  The first snows sift through the brittle air, dusting the southern flanks of the Owyhees as winter slips into the high country.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Cold slides into the valley and under the white bones of aspen, a diminutive maple flames against the roiling autumn sky.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Crunch

Yellow leaves rustle down, softly spatting like rain, while under foot there is a satisfying crunch.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


As we descend towards the somber moods of winter, we cling to light and color.  Once fall colors pass, our celebrations employ candles, lights and color to drive back the darkness.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Falling Leaves

Time has changed, the rains have come and early morning frost visits the yard.  Even as we cling to the light, the days shorten towards winter solstice.  The trees drop their leaves and rest before spring renews life.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

North Fork Payette

Just watching these athletes gives me a rush.  Watching them on the North Fork leaves my heart in my mouth. Wish I had the skill, the strength, the youth....but these light squirt boats weren't even invented when I had all that.  Overs anyone?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kayaking the Middle Fork

Getting in a few fall runs.  The drench of cold water, the adrenalin rush, recalling the scout, picking the route.....  Idaho perks.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Winter squash ready for storage.  A promise to brighten a grey day with earthy aroma in our kitchen and the sweetness of brown sugar at our table.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Indian Creek Winery

The fullness of grapes hanging in the vineyards, the long hours of harvest and the prayer that frost will hold off for another night belie the moments of fun.  Tammy and Mike McClure collect must as guests stomp grapes in the barrels.  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Idaho Botanical Garden

Scarecrows, golden light, corn shocks, hay bales and a nip in the air.  Fall is slipping in and following old traditions that mark the end of summer's heavy work, we celebrate with final harvests, fall festivals, and football.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Idaho City

Idaho City is full of history and curiosities, but this amalgamation of "junque" and antiques is by far the best collection of fun and recent memories.  Its whimsy and fantasy are child-like and happy.... another of Idaho's many moods.

For more fantasy enjoy the link below:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Past Harvest

These "oldsters", past their prime, have seen many harvests.  In their rusted glory they present a reminder of fall near Meridian, Idaho.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peaches and Nectarines

Peaches, nectarines, pears, sweet corn.....Idaho's fall bounty comes to us in her many Farmer's Markets.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Evening light glazes granaries and bounces off of wheat straw in the big Camas Prairie.