Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quartz Claims

   A beautifully bound piece of Idaho history stacked in an ancient safe in the Boise County Offices in Idaho City.  The offices reside in what used to be the Miner's Exchange bar.  The staff is proud of the collection and if they are not busy, they are happy to show them to you.
        Entered in these books are page after page of quartz claims, all penned in the florished hand of some long forgotten recorder.  Each a piece of history... a piece of art.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sun Dog

 One of many beautiful Idaho winter evenings.... A sun dog appeared over the Owyhees just after sunset on December 6th.  They are created by the refraction of light in ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.