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(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

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The Picture of the Day / Week was added to show off more of Mountain Home, Idaho. There will be no rhyme nor reason behind these pictures. They will be pictures I think are interesting, humorous or I just like them.

Picture of the Day for Mountain Home, Idaho

If you have a picture of Mountain Home you'd like included, let me know by using the Contact Us Form on the Main Menu.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years

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The Bondy's from Mountain Home, Idaho wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.  For those who are a little more “non-traditional” we wish you a Merry Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 and a darn good year of 2014.  :-)

As the weather hasn't been cooperating, we haven't be out exploring at all.  Hard to find cool rocks, minerals and gems when they are covered in snow.  But I promise to lead you on more Idaho trips in 2014. 

This is my Life Off Interstate 84 in Mountain Home, Idaho

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 December 2013 08:00

Bennett Mountain Hosts the Supermoon

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photo of the Idaho Supermoon over Bennett Mountain
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(May 5th, 2012) The supermoon event of the year was held by the heavens over Idaho last night. I captured the event as it was heading west over Bennett Mountain at 10:20PM. This picture was taken at latitude/longitude 43.279192, -115.532426 on the Prairie Cut-Off- Road.

The moon was actually bright enough that I could semi-easily hike through the sagebrush steppe. If I was thinking, I would have brought my fishing pole and tried my luck in Long Tom Reservoir. Ooops.



Last Updated on Sunday, 06 May 2012 07:45

Strange Find in Owyhee Desert

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Recently, I was on a rock hounding trip south of Grand View, Idaho in the Owyhee Desert when I came upon a weird and unidentified man-made structure. Can you tell me what this thing is?

Strange Structure
Photo of strange Owyhee structure
Photo of the strange structure from the front, looking into it.

Dog for Scale
My Plott Hound gives some scale to the Owyhee structure
Addie, my dog is featured to give some scale to this strange structure. She is about 3 feet from nose to butt and stands about 2 feet from ground to top of her back.

Under the Roof
Looking under the Owyhee structures roof
Concrete base with some type of “turkey baster” or suction device lying in the bottom of the basin. Obviously the picture was taken on a slant so you have to adjust for this “oops Kodak moment”.

Location of Structure

What the heck is that thing? Leave a comment or use my Contact Us form if you have an answer.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 08:52

3 Pictures from Around Mountain Home

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Early October 2011 Snowfall
New snowfall on Bennett Mountain near Mountain Home Idaho
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A strong, early season storm from the Gulf of Alaska moved through the Pacific Northwest and laid down a carpet of fresh snow on Bennett Mountain outside of Mountain Home. Snow reports around southern Idaho showed:

  • Trinity Mountain: 9 inches
  • Mud Flat Road in the Owyhee's: 1 inch
  • James Creek Summit near Atlanta, Idaho: 5 inches

Mountain Home Youth Center
Mountain Home Youth Center has a new look

The Mountain Home Youth Center received a fresh coat of paint thanks to some volunteers.

I will be attending a Fund-raising brainstorming session at the Youth Center on Tuesday October 11th, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Theresa Bowman is organizing this event.

Stoecker Jewelers New Look
New look for Stoecker Jewelers in Mountain Home Idaho

The building occupied by Stoecker Jewelers, Hair Base Barbershop and A Little Slice of Heaven recently got a much needed fresh coat of paint. Amazing how new a paint job can improve the looks of this little section of downtown Mountain Home.

Also looks like Stoecker's is getting a new and improved website found at:

Hope you enjoyed theses pictures. Leave a comment if you wish.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2011 09:21

In Mtn Home Not Only Do Pigs Fly

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In Mountain Home Idaho, not only do pigs fly but they also lay eggs?

Pigs Eggs for sale in Mountain Home Idaho

Taken on May 10th, 2011 off Airbase Road.  And does this also suggest they have more than one pig that lays eggs?

Comments anyone?


Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:25

Photo-of-week – Deer Creek and Little Canyon Creek

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A photo at the confluence of Little Canyon Creek and Deer Creek in Idaho's Bennett Hills

Deer Creek Canyon in Idahos Bennett Hills
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Sunday, March 13th 2011: This hike was suppose to be much longer but the ground in the Bennett Hills was soft, muddy and not a good time to be off-trail. My original plan was to hike up Peak 4678 northwest of the lower portion of Deer Creek but I had to stay west of Little Canyon Creek.

Overall, this was the worst hikes I have ever taken. It was so muddy and soft I basically hopped from rock to rock the entire 2 miles. As of March 13th, 2011 I do not recommend any form of recreation off Bennett Mountain Road until it dries out.

Details of the Photo
Photo Taken: 43.128857, -115.283954 or about ½ miles off Bennett Mountain Road.
Looking: Northeast up the Deer Creek Canyon.
Date and Time: March 13th 2011 at 3:32pm or 2132 UTC.

I'll be the first to admit I shouldn't have taken this hike. But I did my best to stay off the mud and on the rocks. It was an ankle twisting trip. Have any similar trip that you have taken? What do you think of the Photo of Deer Creek? Leave a comment.


Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2011 07:55

Picture of the Week – Stormy Elmore County Rainbow

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Rainbow near Bennett Mountain Idaho
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On Sunday, March 6th 2011 while heading out to take my dog for a walk, I came upon this low-level rainbow with the Bennett Hills in the background. With the lack of snow in the low levels this year, winter scenery around Mountain Home has been limited to brown and more brown. So when I saw this undeveloped rainbow, I had to get a shot of it.

Photo Information
Location: 43.085603, -115.593249 or on Bennett Road near the Elmore County Landfill.
Time: 2:11 PM or 2111 UTC
Picture Aspect: 100mm digital zoom while looking northeast.

What do you think of this photo? “Cool” or “Seen Better”? Leave a comment or suggesion.


Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2011 11:42

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