Almost Sunset

Last eve I was watching the tube and heard another chopper flying nearby. This time it was passing directly overhead, it was once again Las Vegas Metro circling another auto accident nearby, that’s just a guess. I sat down with the Nikon out back and noticed this scene as the whirly bird continued circling. Not too bad for a sunset I guess but no golden colors… The chopper blew them away!

Fuel Stations the Las Vegas Way

Some stations in Las Vegas are nicely landscaped with palm trees and other landscaping like this one. Many also have several one-armed bandits located inside too. It seemed so weird to me at first, these days I pay them no attention except for the people parked in front of them watching their money go down the old slot… Drop your money in my slot, I’ll put it to better use! Damn, did I just say that?

Gumballs

I’ve referred to those shiny spinning strobes atop police cars as Gumballs for as long as I can remember, weird aye? Our Metro Police have some nice cars to drive around in. I can tell that they have the engine and exhaust modifications for Police use just by looking at the dual tailpipes. Well, it’s likely anyway! They have to do something to keep up with the crooks around here…

Speaking of crooks around here, I purchased a very nice fireproof safe for the house today, it will be delivered in several days. Like many people, I have specific documents that need to be kept away from crooks and fire. This safe has a 1200 degree fire rating and will be very adequate for my purposes.

The Red White and Blue

My colorblind eyes see just a bit of red hiding in this photo, hope I got it right. This is my neighbor’s tree, it was beautiful before the leaves burst out last spring. Then came those damned big red berries, the kind that fall on my concrete approaching the front door.

They waste no time staining the concrete, hence I had to take a bucket of water and my concrete broom out there and try to grind off as much stain as possible. If it were my tree, the bloody thing would have been cut down and gone to the landfill long ago.