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Posted Monday, December 20, 2010, at 3:02 PM

I didn't want to do a whole blog on any one subject, but have been fortunate enough to take some great shots.  AND my son has been sharing a are some of our combined shots...

I love seeing Wild life...and of course, almost always am ready w/my camera.  Caught this buck walking across the road, and then jumping the fence.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE finding old shacks.

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I grew up on a ranch (part time) that had old buildings that were my playground. 

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Doesn't this make ya wanna go for a walk?

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Do you know where this is?

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These are some of our horses.  The Palominos are 2 years old...and sweet as can be.  They aren't small, but my bay horse makes them look tiny!  He's huge!  And as sweet as can be also.

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We think we may put this guy up for sale.  He's soooooooooooo beautiful!

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The sun came out and lit these snow covered mountains.  It was like God said... "Look at what I've created for you"

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If you don't think this is beautiful, I don't know what to say to help you.


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This old building is being torn down.  I'm sooooooooo aggravated, cause the wood is just being "thrown aside" I'd love to have this for "reclaimed wood"  But it'll never happen.  Someone far smarter than I has a reason why it's going to be wasted.

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I love our Flag.  This is the one over by the Firework place along the HiWay.  Day after Thanksgiving.

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And now some of Evan's, yep, I"m proud of my son


Again, if you don't see these and think "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Beautiful"  Go directly to a psychologist!  or sumthin

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This herd of Antelop is along the hiway towards Boise.  Right out of Mtn. Home.  You may have seen them, but thought the dark spots are bushes.  Nope, it's Antelope.


I'll bet most of you know where this is.  My son loves to wander, and he spent alot of his growing up years here.  Now, so are his kids.


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Yea Jessie I use to get some old wood off some of the those building in my travels around this part of Idaho. Have you ever been to Silver City if you have there used to be a road that took off to the left before you dropped into Silver City that told you up on the Mountain Home and there was a number of old building I ran across on one of the trips. Old mining building falling down I did get some pieces of those building but don't have any pictures to share.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 3:18 PM

That should have read Mountain Top lol.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 3:20 PM

As always beautiful pictures, I especially like the very last picture.

Speaking of old buildings I got the sign from the old "Waterfront Bar"

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 3:34 PM

ah, Joe, I spent alot of time as a real young girl at Silver City. My Mom's folks had property up there. It was a long long drive there back then! I love those old memories. I hadn't been up that way for years, til last summer '09,...we up and decided to spend a day of it. Great sites....and would you believe the camera I had hot in my hand QUIT WORKING that day. I was crushed! Lesson learned..always take two!

I also spent alot of time at Rock Creek, which is another place we visited last year. Some of you may know the area. Rock Creek, Antelope Ridge, Juniper Mtn..... My Aunt Gladys and Uncle Bill had a cabin that we stayed in, once we got the stock settled. My memory wasn't good, and we didn't get to the "right" cabin, but I choked up alot at the sites we saw. Names carved and written in ink in old cabins. Names ...some I knew, some I didn't. Years, Decades worth of names.....

I'll go back and find that cabin, and you can bet I'll have a working camera.

yes, MsM, I love that last photo too. It should be, and is going to be a postcard.

Thanks for your comments,


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 4:03 PM

OH Wow Jessie I haven't been to all those places but I did get around some what lol. I made alot of trips to Silver City and do have pictures someplace of the town. Haven't been over that way since the late 80's. Remember the one year took another couple with us and I had a 4 wheel drive and coming out of the cemetary you had to cross a small stream and some city slicker thought he was to good to back up a couple of feet so I could pass him but he can't his mind when I got out and locked in the hubs and started across the stream LOL. The year I went up that other road I saw a number of old building that had to date back to the mining days and some shafts that went down feet looking like there was no bottom and then tunnels would take off from the sides. I did find a what I think they called a star drill once and ended giving it to a bar in Atlanta to put on the wall with the other mining tools wish I would have keep it. As you say was a long drive back earlier into Silver City and still is. I checked it on one trip and Silver City was 20 miles from the highway and you knew going across the desert what a wash board road was LOL. I have wanted to go back again and almost did a few years ago when I wanted to take my daughter and her 4 wheel drive and make a day of it but we never got the chance. Don't know its still true today but used to be one person would go in and watch the town over the winter, no TV, radio or anything else and they flew in supplies and he was on his own.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 6:19 PM

I don't know if that was true either, Joe, but I could probably find out.

I remember going in a few times in an old car...and soooooo slow going. Last time we went we did make a day of it, but it's MUCH faster than it used to be. It sure does bring back the memories thinking about those times.

We cooked on old stoves and all..... Wonderful wonderful times ....It is so sad that so many people don't get to experience "roughing" it like that. I'd go back inaflash! My goal is to someday, live a bit remotely again.

Just value those basics of life.....I'm sure that sounds senile to some, but like Mike says

"I wanna go home"

Marylin, do you mean the old bar near the river in Grandview? (By the way) I meant to ask that earlier. THAT is a cool old building..... I should get some pics and put them here

Love this conversation!


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 6:28 PM

Jessie, next some you see your Dad ask him about the time I came thru town with a military 40ft flatbed and tractor and he was stopped at the lite on American Legion and I had to make the turn from N 2nd East on to American Legion, he couldn't wait until I got back to tell me what a poor driver I was running the back trailer axes over the curb or hit him. LOL

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 6:38 PM

Jessie the bar was near the Air Force Docks, before you got to them. Right on the Dam, that's why they called it the Waterfront...... On the weekends they used to have bands play there and people dancing. We use to camp in some trees near it and we could hear the music playing at night when we were sitting around the camp fire....

Now thinking more about it Idaho Power owned it and it was leashed through them... It was between the park and the Air Force Docks...

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 6:45 PM

Joe, I will have him read this, and maybe he'll comment himself!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 7:01 PM

the second to last picture... i hope you mean the dark spots up on the hill because the 4 legged animals in the foreground are Antelope.. not Elk

-- Posted by workingbee on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 9:57 PM

Yes, workingbee....I realized that too late. He (my son) has taken pics of Elk there also, and without really looking at the picture (before I typed about it) I assumed they were Elk. I'm a silly.,... My first/last mistake of the year! hahaaa

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Dec 21, 2010, at 8:24 AM

Sorry Bee, I couldn't help myself...I fixed it!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Dec 21, 2010, at 10:35 AM

The Elk have really come down this year. I first spotted them as dots on the hill but since then they have come closer and closer... The Antelope are amazing this year too... the herd is very big.

Great job on the photos, so much fun to see the different things around us.

Merry Christmas

-- Posted by workingbee on Thu, Dec 23, 2010, at 10:28 PM

Today my son said he was trying to get some photos of 6 wolves watching the Elk. Will post if he gets some!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 2:31 PM

Wow, Jessie... that is amazing to think of wolves that close to Mountain Home..I hope he gets some pictures of them, be interesting to see what size they are...

-- Posted by workingbee on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 10:23 PM

awwwwww...He wasn't able to get them. Not sure why, but he and I both will keep trying! I saw one up close one day about 2 years ago.... within about the length of my house...... 60-75 feet or so...... he was beautiful! I might not have seen him, but he spooked the calves I was moving.... so when I looked to see what happened, there he stood. Guess what? THAT day I did NOT have a camera...... I wanted to cry. I stood there (on my horse) and just looked at him. Then I wondered how close I could walked a few steps closer to him. He stayed ...but then walked off.... just ambled off.... unafraid. disappeared behind some willows...and I could see him any more. I decided to get a move on!

ugh....every time I think of that....I cry!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Dec 30, 2010, at 11:44 AM

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I am interested in this Community, County, and the beautiful state of Idaho. Most of my photos will be in Idaho, but from time to time, they will be my vacations aay from Idaho. You'll see lots of my Children and Grand children, along with others in my family. Of course there will be horses and horse related things, and things I photo'd horseback.
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