Friday, March 27, 2009

Foto Friday

I thought it would be a fun idea to post a photo every Friday to welcome the weekend.

There are a group of squirrels near our place that always seem to find treats. On this particular morning we came by to see this little guy eating some toast for breakfast and couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a photo.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Anyone have fun plans made?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Search for the snow goose

It's that time of year again - time for the geese migrations. We were hoping to spot a large group of snow geese this last weekend at the Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area. As soon as we arrived we could hear hundreds of geese honking and squeaking, but couldn't see any. Turns out they were all in a pond that had a big dirt berm and tall grass around the edges. Sneaky geese..... We decided to wait and see if they would fly up. Eventually they did! It was such an amazing site!

While we were waiting for the elusive geese to come out of hiding, we spotted these little sparrows in the brush.

Maybe next time we'll have better luck and spot the geese closer up.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is on the way!

The weather is finally warming up here, making it feel like spring is just around the corner. The grass is just starting to green, and I saw the first daffodil of the year blooming today! I'm still waiting for the trees to bloom, bees to start buzzing, and more flowers to appear. Here are some of the sights I am anticipating.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Etsy Banner

I spent most of the morning yesterday designing an Etsy banner for our shop, and came up with two banners that I liked.

I would love some feedback on the banners. Which one do you like better?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thousand Springs

The past month I had been stuck at home mostly because I was sick, so I absolutely had to get out of Boise last weekend! Destination: 1000 Springs Hot Springs near Hagerman, Idaho. I know it's not really that far away from Boise, only about an hour and a half, but it was far enough to appease my travel bug (for the moment anyway).

The hot springs were extremely crowded, but it was nice to do a little swimming. It made me feel like summer was just that much closer. :)

The hot springs lie along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway, which has a thousand (maybe?) waterfalls pouring down the canyon walls along the opposite side of the Snake River. Here are some photos of a few of the falls to enjoy! I'll definitely have to go back later in the spring or fall when the hillsides are green and photograph some more of the falls.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Snowy Silence

The past week has been spent nursing a horrible cold, which means no journeying out with the camera. :( Don't be worried, there are plenty of good quality photos that have yet to be posted! :)

This morning I awoke to snow gently falling and blanketing the world in a soft and white stillness. Alas, I had somewhere to be or I would have whipped out the camera and snapped some photos of how the snow was so perfectly sticking to all the tree branches. Instead, I will delight your eyes with a different snowy scene. :)

During the middle of December a snowstorm came through the Boise area and dumped a few inches of snow. My husband and I decided to take a walk and came across this scene at Julia Davis Park in Boise. I love how serene and peaceful the photo is.