Sunday, September 30, 2007

College Market: The Art and The Artist

This is a typical scene at College Market, a coffee house where many artists and intellectuals hang out. The illustration on the glass was done by Lou Pirro, and Lou himself can be seen through the glass sitting outside.

Pocatello Mountain Autumn Scene with Snow and Horse

Several of our neighbors keep horses.

Mountain Autumn Scene with First Snow - Pocatello, Idaho

This is what autumn looks like in our neighborhood. I photographed this scene this afternoon on my way down to town from our home up in the mountains. We received our first snowfall of the season on the night of September 28th, and the snow continued into September 29th. At the same time, the maples in the mountains are at their peak, and the aspen have also started to turn.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Season's First Snow at home - Saturday Sep 29, 2007

Up here in the mountains of Pocatello (our home is at 5770 feet above sea level) our first significant snow fall often happens in September or October. This year, 2007, today is the day for that!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Red Squirrel, Barking in a Scots Pine Tree (planted) in the Mountains

Up here at home in the mountains of Pocatello, there are magical wild animals, including a few species of squirrels. This red squirrel is cute even when aggressively barking at somebody.

Pocatello is in the Northern Rockies: View of Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill

This post further answers the question about the location of Pocatello. We are situated in the Northern Rockies. Pocatello's climate is best described as semi-arid. The north-facing slopes are likely to be green, whereas the southern slopes are more likely to be brushland, which can look bare and beautiful from a distance. So many people have told me that Pocatello is not pretty, but I have not found that to be true at all. I have been to places a thousand times more famous, and none is more magical than Pocatello.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Idaho State University's Hutchinson Quadrangle

Thanks for all your comments so far. I'm not used to blogging yet, and so may have put things in the wrong place. To answer the question on where Pocatello is, it is in Southeast Idaho on Highway 15, about 160 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the seat of Idaho State University.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Welcome to the Pocatello Photo Blog

Welcome to the Pocatello photo blog! I am new to this game of blogging, but Barbara C. Smith, a former Pocatellan who has set up a blog site for her post-Pocatello town of residence, West Sacramento, CA, suggested that it might be a fun thing for me to set a similar site up for Pocatello. So here it is. I have to admit that I don't have much time for the upkeep of this site, but hope that it will be of use to the public anyway.

I have a whole bunch of photos of the Pocatello area at, and have also posted photos of Pocatello at Webshots and