Monday, August 29, 2011

It is fair season in Idaho

We took the kids to the fair this year. Instead of going and sweating with nothing to show for it, I decided to bring my camera this year. Although I got home and realized my ISO was really, really high which produced a lot of noise on my photos, there were a couple that turned out okay.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

All Smiles

School started. Summer is Over. Yet it is still 90+ degree (F) outside. So summer images are still to be had, even if we have to do it all on the weekends.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for our second grader. This was not only the first day of school, but a new school as well. Last night everyone (including Mom) seemed to be a bit nervous about the new school and how she would transition into the new school. After the first day, all nerves seem to be calmed and she loves her new school and teacher!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Barn Hunting

The lovely Miss Clover G and I were without kids this weekend, so we both got up and went out early together to shoot some barns (specifically this one). This barn is located just off Jug handle Golf Course and one of the more iconic Idaho golf holes.

This photo made it totally worth getting up at 5:30am and standing in 3 inches of water and 40 degree (F) temps outside. There was a very interesting sound coming from the pond. Not sure what it was, it looked like a cross between a pelican and a goose (we decided it was a Gelican). It sounded like a really loud woodpecker.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The city we live in

Went downtown yesterday morning early for a project I am working on. Took this shot while I was down there. I love how quiet downtown Boise is early in the morning.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This picture reminds me of a meadow near our family cabin when I was growing up.  Sometimes when we are out walking around these areas, and the only thing you can hear is the running water and birds signing, it brings back memories of when I was younger. I hope my kids remember this time, the way I remember my childhood.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Irie Dog

Irie, age 12 walking back to the car this summer after a hike up the mountain (look hard and you can see her smile).  Happy birthday Irie.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Huckleberry Trail

Huckleberry Trail is located 2 miles past the Lick Creek Road/Eastside Drive intersection driving around Lake Payette on the North East side. Great hike for the kids, although I would suggest going in the morning hours vs. 2pm like we did. You start out next the stream shown below and walk up and around a circle through huckleberry bushes and ponderosa trees.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

McCall Summers

Took the first photo last night about 9pm at our place in McCall. This is one of my favorite places to relax. It is quiet, low maintenance, great views, and is usually stocked with plenty of wine.

View from the deck in the afternoon.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fun on the Lake

Group next to us having fun with their sparklers...with Shore Lodge in the background.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Photo Subjects

Last night we took the boat out on the lake for a quick dinner and cruise. As I went through these photos, I realized how old my kids are getting. The difference between this year and last is mind-boggling. As I post these photos, they are already outdated.