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Penstemon of the day: Penstemon glandulosus var. glandulosus

Penstemon glandulosus is a member of subgenus Saccanthera. There are two varieties: var. glandulosus, featured here, and var. chelansensis. The latter is distributed along the eastern slope of the Cascades in Washington and across the Columbia River in northern Hood River County, Oregon.  267 more words


Over the River and Through the Woods

And while we didn’t actually go to Grandmother’s house, we did use part of Labor Day weekend to drive to McCall. Boasting mile-high elevation, we followed the Payette River through Boise National Forest where brightly-colored life vests dotted the winding river with kayak and white-water enthusiasts. 117 more words

Laurie Buchanan

The Irish and the Potato

The Irish and the Potato


Between 1845 and 1855 more than 1.5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge in America. Most were desperately poor, and many were suffering from starvation and disease. 414 more words

Monarch Butterflies - This breaks my heart...

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for the Monarch Butterfly

I like to say butterflies are flying flowers. I have been working on a story that will be coming out in the Fall issue of Big Sky Journal Magazine. 171 more words


Wallace, Idaho Offers Winning Weekend Getaway

In the northern portion of the state of Idaho, just below Alberta and British Columbia, lies the tiny town of Wallace, Idaho. Popular for its historic charm, mountain access and helpful locals, it makes for a charming weekend getaway. 526 more words


It Doesn't Take a Panda Bear to Save a Species

Just ask the late Nez Perce elder Elmer Crow Jr.  The tribal elder has watched the animal diversity change drastically following the installation of the dams along the Snake and Columbia rivers in Idaho.  262 more words

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Boise Balloons

This event always reminds me how cool Boise really is. A 4 day spectacle of balloons right at Anne Morrison park-this photo was taken on the last night of the festival, where they just lit up the balloons to music. 24 more words