Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bobcat near Boise

My sister-in-law and I went to McCall and back yesterday to pick up some stuff that was needed and enjoy a nice drive through the mountains.   The fall colors were ever so lovely and the colors of the ever changing sky were stunning as snow began falling above Jughandle.   As usual, we saw the typical wild life on the way - deer, hawks, pheasants, etc.  However, when we spotted this guy sitting in a field around 55 and Dry Creek we were very surprised.  The photo doesn't do much to show scale, but this cat was BIG.   I've heard there are bobcats around, but this is the first one I've seen.  Amazing animal.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Color

After I got off work these evening Larry and I took Morgan the Wonder Dog out for a walk along the the Boise River greenbelt.   It was a lovely evening soaking in the autumn color show, listening to the crickets chirp and ducks quack and smelling the crisp fall air.  The pictures really don't do it justice.  I absolutely love this time of year.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Birthday in Baker City

Outside Photo of the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City from City Data

For my birthday this year my beloved took me to Baker City, Oregon.  We had a great hike up in the Anthony Lakes area then came back into town for some really good Mexican food and a romantic night in a scrumptious suite at the historic Geiser Grand hotel.  Built in the 1800's to be "the finest hotel between Salt Lake City and Seattle" it's still a pretty classy place.