Recent images of the Boise area

 

The following are several images of the Boise area that I have published previously on my Facebook page, usually as a header or background:

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View west from Deer Point at Bogus Basin Resort

 

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View to the Southeast from Shafer Butte

 

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Foggy evening sunset, Boise, Idaho

 

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Foggy morning, Downtown Boise from my front window

 

 

Family album

My sister Dyann sent me home from Cleveland with a stash of 2¼” x 2¼” transparencies taken by her father in the 1950s and 60s. I have been scanning and digitizing many of them. Here are a few “classics”:

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Sisters Janet, Donna & Dyann, & Grandma (Zella B. Knapp) Lile c. 1960

 

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My mother Margaret Lile Davison &   her mother Zella B. Knapp Lile

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Farm House Occupants, 1963

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Farm House, Pipersville, PA, 1963

 

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Sisters Dyann & Janet Davison with Bunnies, c. 1963

 

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Erik & Mark Richardson

 

 

 

 

…more new(ly digitized) old (35 mm.) images

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Whitney trail

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Approaching the Sierra crest after a night at Trail Camp: a series of switchbacks pass beneath the needles, or aiguilles, that line the crest south from Whitney summit to Mt. Muir, the 14,025′ peak immediately above the trail.

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Looking back

Looking back from Trail Crest down into the Owens Valley through Whitney Portal: The Owens River winds through the valley beyond the Alabama Hills and the trees of Lone Pine. Across lie the Inyo Mtns, with 10,668′ New York Butte. On the distant horizon, the Last Chance and Cottonwood mountain ranges disappear in dust blown up from the intervening Saline and Death valleys.

Looking west from the Whitney Trail Crest: The Hitchcock Lakes and 13,188' Mt. Hitchcock. In the distance, Mt. Kaweah and the peaks of the Great Western Divide.

Looking west from the Whitney Trail Crest: The Hitchcock Lakes and 13,188′ Mt. Hitchcock. In the distance, Mt. Kaweah and the peaks of the Great Western Divide.

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/wattifoto/6179965484/in/photostream/ for a labeled view of the above peaks]
From the top

Looking east atop 14,495′ (then) Mt. Whitney (14,505′ now). Mt. Williamson, 5.5 miles distant, is at my elbow.

North from Whitney

Looking north from Mt. Whitney:14,384′ Mt. Williamson (center) 5. 5 miles away. In the right foreground is 14,190′ Mt. Russell.

After climbing Mt. Whitney, then returning to Trail Crest, we hiked west, down to the John Muir Trail, then north across the Bighorn Plateau, over Shepherd Pass and back home to Independence, California.

After climbing Mt. Whitney, then returning to Trail Crest, we hiked west, down to the John Muir Trail, then north across the Bighorn Plateau, over Shepherd Pass and back home to Independence, California.

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Home in sight

Home in sight: Looking down Shepherd Creek from the pass, Independence straight ahead.

What is it?

000 yellow blob1Can you identify this mysterious yellow blob that I photographed at a little park near the overlook for Snoqualmie Falls in Washington? It was lying in a grassy area strewn with pine needles after a misty rainfall; it’s about 2″ to 3″ in diameter. I would guess it is a fungus that grew out of the damp ground; or, perhaps, it fell there from one of the pines….

New photos from our Boise “backyard”

A few hundred yards from our home in the Boise foothills:

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Overlooking Cottonwood Canyon, Fort Boise Military Reserve, Boise Foothills 2014 © GaryERichardson

Sand and gravel used in construction of Fort Boise was taken from the hillside above the road to the gold mines near Idaho City, the largest town in the Northwest in the late 19th century. The road passed through the fort to ensure that gold from the mines made its way to the Union treasury.

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Lupin & Arrowleaf Balsam 2014 © GaryERichardson

At times like this, one almost forgets that we live in the high desert.

Phlox, balsam & sage 2014 © GaryERichardson

Phlox, balsam & sage 2014 © GaryERichardson

Bitterbrush, sage, balsam 2014 © GaryERichardson

Bitterbrush, sage, balsam 2014 © GaryERichardson