Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's a little too little, it's not a little too late

Photo of downtown Boise and the nearby foothills in early fall, with just a bit of fall colors starting to show on the trees.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013


Detail photo of a classic Ford Thunderbird, from the Yanke Motor Museum.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Road to Utopia?

Photo of a semi cruising along Interstate 84 near Boise, Idaho, with the (neraly) full moon rising.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

School's in for winter

Photo of late summer storm clouds gathering over Shafer Butte, Mores Mountain, and parts of the Boise National Forest, as a school bus winds its way down a country road in Eagle, Idaho.

Friday, September 06, 2013

A break in the storm

Photo of a double rainbow after a late summer thunderstorm in Eagle, Idaho.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Waiting on a friend

Photo of a horse in it's stall, waiting for somebody to come visit, in Eagle, Idaho.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The in-between

Photo of a double rainbow during a break in a summer thunderstorm in Eagle, Idaho.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Difficult spring

Photo of green table grapes, showing some damage from the relatively cold spring, near Emmett, Idaho.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stringing along

National Old Time Fiddlers Contest

National Grand Champion, Round 3

Photos from the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest (National Grand Champion Round 3) in Weiser, Idaho on June 21, 2013.

Guardian of the Corn

Photo of a unique scarecrow guarding the cornfields in Nampa, Idaho.

Friday, June 07, 2013

The Sentinel

Photo of a Swainson's hawk at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, Idaho.

On the watchtower

Photo of ospreys nesting on the edge of Lake Lowell, at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, Idaho.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Enjoying the calm

Photo of kayakers on Lake Lowell at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, Idaho.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Black Gold

Photo of a Black-Chinned Hummingbird at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, Idaho.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Rainbow Bridge

Photo of Rainbow Bridge across the Payette River, north of Smith's Ferry, Idaho.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Recording video from an IP-enabled camera on Linux using vlc

Here's a little Bourne shell script that I put together to monitor a Foscam FI8904W IP-enabled outdoor camera from a Linux host.  The script will watch the camera's alarm status, and record the video after each alarm.  wget is used to monitor the camera status, and cvlc (console version of vlc) is used to pull the video.  There seemed to be an assortment of solutions for Windows boxes, but I wasn't able to find anything simple that worked on Linux and didn't require a GUI.

Monday, January 07, 2013


Junkos at the feeder.  The "snow" is really snow.

Thursday, January 03, 2013