Category Archives: Idaho

Water World Wednesday – Fun on the Water

From our recent trip to Idaho.


Canoes make great photographic subjects, interesting shapes, bright colors, and nice reflections.


But really they are meant to be used. This is our family flotilla during our recent outing in Idaho.


BIL Irv really looks good by himself in the canoe. He really looks like he know what he is doing.


A little bit later grandson Mr. Beans and my sister Ellen joined them. Notice Irv’s technique of sitting in the back and letting the other two do all the work. That is how we guys do it.


And there is Sweetie and SuperPizzaBoy. I joined them a little later.


After a stern warning to SuperPizzaBoy to not overturn the canoe. Nothing tickles his funny bone than topping dad into the deep. I had the good camera with me. We paddled around a bit. Of course nobody else had a camera, so you will have to take my word for it.


Nothing like fun on the water in Idaho is there?

Water World Wednesday

Shadow Shot Sunday at the Idaho Falls Zoo

They have more than animals at Idaho Falls’ Tautphaus Park Zoo.


They got some nice shady shadowy places to rest.


Sweetie and SuperPizzaBoy took advantage of the bench.


We are back in Tulsa now and we are loading SPB up to drive half a day down to Texas to deliver him to a Summer Camp. We’re going to miss him! But we are going to have fun ourselves. I hope that we remember to go pick him up.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Our World – Family Trail Ride

We had a family reunion on a ranch near Island Park, Idaho last week. While there we signed up for a trail ride.

Uncle Bob and Shiloh

As we gathered brother Bob and nephew Shiloh honed their roping rope untangling skills.


Sister Ellen, (left), Dad, and Sweetie chattted.


The smirking stars of the day were trying to figure out who of the dudes they were going throw off during the ride.


The lead wrangler was showing us how to get on the horse. I didn’t catch his next move where standing where he is, he jumped and swung his right leg over the horse and into the saddle as smooth as silk. Without breaking his serious face he asked if we had any questions. I love smart alecky wranglers.


So after everybody was on their horse (using platforms) we were ready to go.


Off we went across the sagebrush and up a hill against a beautiful blue sky.


Alongside a small lake.


Across lush green meadows.


And through the woods.


We stopped and the wranger took photographs with our cameras. Left to right is brother-in-law Irv, brother Bob, sister Ellen, SuperPizzaBoy, nephew Mr. Beans, Sweetie, and Me!


Irv documented the return trek.


Here is my horsecam view of yet another small lake close to the stable. 

All of our butts were a little sore but we were happpy.

Our World Tuesday

Weekend Reflections – Mountain Lake Sunset


On our recent trip to Idaho my sister and I would grab our cameras as the sun went down and walk along with our families to find some pictures to take. I’ve learned that timing is everything at sunset. I want the deepest colors and I often find myself alone with just the mosquitoes for company. Sometimes I get a decent shot, many times I just have itches.

Late evening at a small lake near Island Park, Idaho.

Weekend Reflections

Skywatch Friday – Something Happening in Yellowstone


We just got back from a family reunion in Island Park, Idaho. Above from left to right is SuperPizzaBoy, sister Ellen, brother Bob, Sweetie, and bil Irv. As you can see the weather was nice where we are but there was a sinister looking cloud over in what I calculate to be Yellowstone Park not too far from where we were.

Skywatch Friday