Lions and Tiger and Bears, OH MY!

Easter Sunday seemed like a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather (after a seriously horrendous winter!) and take in Zoo Boise.  When I was a child, my family would frequent the Brookfield zoo, Lincoln Park zoo and the Milwaukee County zoo.  While I do understand that zoo's can be a controversial topic, I find them to be a delight and look at them like assisted living for our animal families.  

So off I went, with my ridiculously obtrusive lens - shoving little kids out of the way (JUST KIDDING!) to get that fabulous shot.

I was challenged to focus past whatever obstruction was in the way, be it chain link fence or foggy window pane.  Much to my surprise, the impediment literally dissolved rendering rather decent shots.  Maybe matter really is an illusion? 

Day Trip: Leslie Gulch

Just about a two hour drive southwest of Boise towards Jordan Valley, Oregon, you can find a beautiful hiking spot that leaves one in awe.  There are incredible lessons in geology to be found, dating back to when volcanic activity from the Yellowstone hotspot occurred here some 15 million years ago.  The intriguing “hoodoo” formations are on full display once fully immersed in the cathedral of nearby Timber Gulch.  How lucky are we that we have such easily accessible areas to get your vibe on!

New Construction on Mesa Verde

This custom built home was tastefully staged and was ready to be photographed.  This is a re-shoot of the interiors highlighting the open nature of the floor plan.  I enjoyed photographing this home but was admittedly challenged to balance the ambient light and my handheld flash.  

Lost and then Found..ers

I was lucky enough to shoot a home in the new subdivision, Legacy, in Eagle Idaho.  This  was a 4725 square foot home on West Founders Way.  Holy Smokes, it was big, but I had a lot of fun shooting it.  The interior was a bit tricky because of the heavy architecture, cove ceilings, HUGE windows and dark wood.  But I always love a good challenge and was very pleased with the outcome!  Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.  WOOT!

My own Private Idaho

A great weekend to give thanks.... for such a fabulous life!

China Cat Sunflower

Look for awhile at the China Cat Sunflower, proud-walking jingle in the midnight sun
Copper-dome Bodhi drip a silver kimono, like a crazy-quilt stargown
through a dream night wind

Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana, like a one-eyed Cheshire
like a diamond-eye Jack, a leaf of all colors plays a golden string fiddle
to a double-e waterfall over my back

Comic book colors on a violin river, crying Leonardo words
from out a silk trombone I rang a silent bell
beneath a shower of pearls in the eagle wing palace
of the Queen Chinee

Sunflower harvest, Boise, Idaho

Sunflower harvest, Boise, Idaho

A Few Garden Shots......

I used my longer Nikkor 18-140mm lens and noticed that I need to clean it.  Oh well.....  hope you enjoy the photos!