Sunday, December 30, 2012

Swans on the River

This pair of swans were swimming in the Boise River today.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It was another beautiful day for taking photos today, thanks to my job at FedEx Ground!

These elk were grazing under the trees at Terrace Lakes Golf Course in Garden Valley.
I'm not sure how much snow fell last night in Cascade, but several inches accumulated on this fence.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Boise Green Belt Volunteer Patrol

I recently started volunteering with the Boise Police Department on the Green Belt Bike Path. It's a very rewarding experience for me.
This is the cart that I use to patrol the greenbelt. It's called the Red Mule. It's top speed is about 12 miles per hour! In my 5 hour shift, I go from one end of the bike path and nature trail to the other, all within the Boise City Limits, and on both sides of the Boise River (about 8 miles or so on each side). The bike trail is longer than that, but parts of it are in Garden City (not Boise), and other parts are in the county (also not within the Boise City Limits).

Today, under the Broadway Bridge, I removed this Winco shopping cart. It had been near the river's edge for about 3 weeks. I had to cross over a small side channel (about 3 feet wide) by crossing on a log as to not get my feet wet. One of the wheels was bent sideways so it was not easy to push the shopping cart.

In a new park at the East end of the section that we patrol, an out house had been knocked over. I'm not sure if the wind blew it over or if someone pushed it over. I was able to get it back up-right, but it is very dirty and will need to be serviced!

Friday, December 21, 2012

More Cell Phone photos

My dream barn! This was near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Both of these shots are near the small village of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.
This creek is called Harris Creek.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In my job at FedEx, I get to see a lot of animals ... mostly dogs! Big dogs, small dogs, barking dogs! I do like dogs, even though I don't have one right now.

Today, while making a delivery to a house near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, this very cute dog came to greet me at my truck:

He was right under my feet! All he wanted was someone to play with!
The last couple of days, I've seen a lot of snow. It's not too bad yet. I haven't needed to put on the tire chains. My truck is equiped with a shovel and chains if I need them.
Let it snow!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cascade, Idaho

My job at FedEx Ground takes me to some remote locations outside of Boise, Idaho. It's not all that unusual for me to drive about 200 miles a day to deliver packages. Today, I went to Eagle, Horseshoe Bend, Sweet, and Cascade. Here are some photos that I took with my cell phone today:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last week, I started a new job as a delivery driver with FedEx Ground. This is the truck I'm driving to complete my route:
It's a 2013 Ford 4x4 pick-up, and it drives really nice.
Here are a couple of other shots that I took this summer when I was on a trip to San Diego
with some High School students from Eugene, Oregon:


Monday, November 26, 2012

I've been taking a lot of pictures of flowers lately.
I use this one as the wallpaper on my cellphone.
Sometimes you have to get really close to get a good shot.

Lighting is so important for getting just the right shot.

Let me know what you think of these, OK?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Most of the pictures I've been taking lately have been with my Samsung cell phone, because that's the camera that I usually have with me. This rose was so beautiful, with the evergreen bush behind it, that I decided to take my Canon camera over and take a few more shots with it. The picture above is with the Canon camera, and the shot below is with my cell phone.

Here in Boise, we've just opened a new Whole Foods Store, and it's been getting a lot of attention. I was there last night after work, and you couldn't find a single place in the parking lot to park! I guess I'll need to ride my bike there next time! Here are a few shots I took with my phone:


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tomorrow is my first day at FedEx Ground here in Boise, and I'm really excited about it!

Here's a few more pictures that I've been taking with my phone:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I made it home from Portland this afternoon, and it's good to be back in Boise. I'm still looking for work here, but I'm sure something will come my way soon.

This is the bike path along the Boise River ... not too far from my house.
I hope you have been enjoying my photographs. All of these are from my Samsung phone.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Life in Boise, Idaho

I'm really enjoying my life here in Boise. I spend a lot of time looking for work, but I also get to enjoy the exciting outdoor adventures that this area has to offer ... hiking, biking, the Boise River Trail system, hot springs and camping. It's fall now, and soon it will be winter, with cooler tempatures and new adventures to discover.

I recently returned from Oregon and from several different tours with Experience Oregon. I hope you are enjoying my photos. I had a wonderful trip with a group of Chinese Professors that are in Eugene and studying at the University of Oregon.

Salt Creek Falls is on Highway 58 near Willamette Pass. It's very amazing, and you can hike right down to the base fo the waterfall.

Crater Lake is so blue ... it doesn't look real!

This may very well have been one of the last warm days of the summer at Crater Lake.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello from Boise, Idaho!

Wow! It's been way too long since I've posted to my blog!

There's no good excuse, so I guess the only thing I can do is to post some new pictures and make it my goal to post here on a more regular basis ... so here we go:

This is a photo of a biker entering a bike tunnel along the Boise River Bike Trail.

Morning Glory!

I took this shot while visiting Santa Rosa, California.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 To all my new friends in Puerto Rico, I am so happy that you have found my blog. I have a lot of pictures from the trip that I'll be posting here. Please leave a comment below or send me an e-mail at The trip started in Portland when I picked up the group at the Portland International Airport. We spent the night at the Red Lion Hotel, and enjoyed a great magic show by Adam the Great!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's been a long time since I've posted to my blog! So, I thought I'd look through some of my old photos and post a few. I'll be traveling to Berkerely and San Francisco twice in February, so here are a few of my favorite photos from the Bay Area.

A busy alley way in Chinatown

Fisherman's Warf