Old Tivoli Photos

I took the Tivoli Village photos a few days ago, they have been in my Process folder since, and during processing, I thought that these two photos are exceptionally good for a mobile phone. The sharpness and vibrancy of the colors seem a little better than usual. What do you think?

I hope that the images don’t degrade after being uploaded, maybe WP does a little image compression of its own? The other photo was taken with the Nikon yesterday I think. I read a blog post earlier today that was about the many online friends that she has made over the years using WordPress.

My comment spoke about the many friends I have made on WordPress over the years.

Some of which I have followed literally for years and some in different countries like the United Kingdom and Australia as well as Canada. My first blog was launched in 2010 back in Michigan and was about Michigan politics which I shut down pretty quickly. The next blog was self-hosted which is nice.

Long story short, LVPB went live in 2016 and has added so many new friends to my life and blogging experience. Here’s the question she asked: are your online friends actually friends? I have considered my blog friends as actual friends for a long time now and always will. Thanks so much for being my friends, people!

I appreciate you so much. 😎

Silver World

I really like this effect, imagine living in a world that actually looked like this. Could you handle it? Partly sunny and 77 degrees are the forecast for today which sounds great!

A Dip In The Road And Tacos!

Everyone loves a good taco, don’t they! I should check this event out coming up next month, yum. The dippy photo is a full-zoom photo looking almost due north at the end of what is called the Las Vegas Range, mostly small mountains but Gass Peak is the highest at 6000 feet. What a beautiful day it is! I’ve been working on pulling and killing weeds in the pavers with weed killer and blowing off the droppings of dead frond pieces off of the faux grass in the backyard. It’s been a tough day work-wise but nobody else is gonna do it!

Three Busted!

I took a little joyride this morning and was surprised and happy to see that three police cars had pulled over three different cars in an area I know is frequented by speeding drivers. Thank you, LVMPD! Any large city has its share of really rotten drivers, those people who should be behind the wheel of a go-kart instead of a two-ton bullet. I wanted to toot my hor but common sense prevailed. No bike ride today, I’m taking a break!

Mountain View, Lake View

Good morning all, these clicks are from yesterday from the Nikon after the clouds mostly rolled away to the east, which was a strong low-pressure system. Las Vegas will see sunshine and 77 wonderful degrees today and for the next few days, a forecast anyone can love!

To And From The Doctor’s Office

It rained gently for around three hours after dark yesterday then the sunshine came back today but it’s much cooler. It was nice to stand in the cool breeze and light rain last eve. I had a nice visit with my GP today, it’s nice that he’s back after having a break from his practice.

The doctor says I’ll live, better so after a change in one medication, and removing me from another which is great of course. The Z50 Nikon body has a few built-in effects which I used today with the grayscale images, it’s nice not to change them in the applications on the MacBook.

The photos show many things like the usual traffic, men at a worksite chatting away and getting paid for it!

I like how the 18-140 lens can make the distant mountains appear so much larger than they actually are to the naked eye. The Las Vegas Fire and Rescue truck just happened to be pulling out while I was waiting for the traffic light so, of course, I have Mr. Nikon close at hand!

Concrete View, Desert View

These photos are from yesterday’s ride west of the city. The weather got weird last night with the continuing high winds then rain moved into the valley but didn’t dump much which sucks. I awoke to sunshine and blue sky, but the temperature had dropped sharply to the upper fifties from the low to mid-seventies.

Sunshine and 72 degrees are online for today which is nice but the eighties are coming back in a day or two. I have a doctor’s appointment today, such fun.

California Quail

These birds are very attractive and have the sweetest call and sound as they scurry about. They seem to cluster together under the thick scrub brush too, all the while making those cute sounds. The tuft feathers on the head are attractive too. This link takes you to a page with lots of information about these very cute birds.

I would like to have better photos than these, they aren’t as close or sharp as I would like…

He’s So Cute!

I’ve been out most of the day and decided to head back to Calico Basin this afternoon. I have several photos of this cutie and several photos of California Quail too which I will upload next. It’s a beautiful day today but very windy again. Big surprise… Yeah, I tossed the peanuts, at least it’s not bread! I need a bag of seeds.