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: