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



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

Boise Balsam

I’ve wanted to properly display a panorama of the Boise skyline that I created a few days ago with a series of digital images I made from a field of yellow arrow-leaf balsam flowers in the Fort Boise Military Reserve overlooking downtown.

Here’s my latest attempt:

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This is a Google+ link to the panorama that I previously posted on Facebook, where there is no way to enlarge the image and pan the skyline.

Once you establish the link, above the image click on the little magnifying glass icon with  the “+” sign. A box appears to the upper left that enables enlarging and panning the image from the M-K Plaza building on the left to the 6th & Fort, Jim McClure Federal Building on the right.

Thanks to Mike Rolig at Google, who turned me on to this capability of Google+.

I’ll be looking for a way properly to display panoramas here. If you’ve had success doing that with Word Press, please tell me how.