Monday, May 25, 2009

Down they go

Our mall has one of these fun gadgets that eats whatever money you toss into it...probably a great source of income for them! It is a good way to get rid of your pocket change I suppose! I snapped this photo while some kids were putting in pennies. The centrifugal force keeps them spinning around for a looooooong time!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Under the apple trees

Quiet garden under a grove of apple trees. I could hear the bees buzzing as they went about their business. It was very peaceful.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This was one tough old bird! It took the kids about 100 whacks before they managed to get to the candy treasure waiting inside.

Once again I apologize for the delay in posting...the husband had yet another surgery...hopefully the last one. Forever!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A memorial

Two years ago in the early am hours of this day and the late night hours of the previous, our town suffered several losses. Some tragic losses that won't soon be forgotten, nor should they be. My thoughts and prayers are still with all the families and friends on what I know has to be a very hard day. Gone, but not forgotten. RIP.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tunnel and fence

One of the play structures at Rotary Park where we held my sons 6th birthday party this past weekend. It was a beautiful day to be at the park, and the kids had a great time.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Here's Your Sign

That gorgeous looking burger is a new offering from Carl's Jr's 6$ Burger line, the Kentucky Bourbon Burger. It had been about 10 years since my husband and I had entered a Carl's Jr, so I figured what the heck...I got the double. I like laughing in the face of arterial plaque and at a whopping 1,000 calories and 51 grams of fat, it won't be a frequent meal...though, in it's defense, it also sports your daily allotment of protein as well, matching the fat gram for gram.

All that aside, it was delicious but could have done with a bit more of the tangy barbeque sauce. Yum.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lichen Rock

I have always loved this lichen covered rock...unfortunately on this day it was overcast and the brilliant lime green color of the lichen just didn't show up very well in the photo.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kibbie chunk

When I was out taking pictures of the Kibbie Dome a few days ago, I noticed a huge chunk of the roof missing. I am also wondering if they plan on replacing or repainting the tiles you can see just behind the scaffolding that decorate the face of the dome. I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tree lined

As you can see, the farmers are getting their fields ready for planting. I liked the way the trees seem to line this ridge. Trees are not something you would normally see taking up prime farming land on the Palouse...I was happy to see that a few trees were left in place!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Track and field events

There were some track events going on this past weekend at U of I. It was a nice day for it...mid 60's and sunny! We enjoyed watching for a few moments.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dome facelift

We drove past the Kibbie Dome a few days ago and I took some photos of the dome which appears to be undergoing a facelift. I am not sure what they are doing, but it sure looks cool with all the scaffolding around it!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spring Blooms: Tulip bed

Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring Blooms: Tulips and Bamboo

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Little clucker

I love chickens. They make me smile. We have a few hens for enjoyment and fresh eggs. Nothing from a grocery store can beat the taste of a farm fresh free range chicken egg. The girls went crazy with delight when we tilled up our garden area last weekend...they were in worm and bug heaven!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Brick artwork

I love this colorful mural on the side of a building in Oakesdale, Washington. It's much nicer to look at than a plain brick structure.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Purposeful or not, you decide! I couldn't figure out this scene when I came upon it. The tops of the railcars are facing the tracks instead of the wheels...does this seem odd to you? Yet, the grain has spilled and the whole scene is quite a mess! I captured this photo between Oakesdale and Rosalia, Washington.

Two photos today! The photo below is my almost 6 year old sons own 'capture'. He drew the above train wreck on his sisters Nintendo DS...he is quite the artist, wouldn't you agree? :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Amazing cloud formations were to be had last week in our area. Some of them more incredible than others!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme Day: Shadows

This month's City Daily Photo theme is Shadows. I had no idea what photo I was going to present...or even try for, and then today as we were rototilling our garden, my youngest son asked if he could take a pass with the monster tiller and I had the opportunity for this shot. We got the garden mostly ready before we called it a day. I don't think I have it in me to tackle another pass tomorrow before we have to return the tiller!

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