Under The Cone Two

This is one photo processed differently, fully zoomed right into the top-center of the cone using the Nikkor 24/200mm lens. Oddly, I have zero photos of the exterior of this structure. I think the best possible place I could get a decent photo would be from somewhere inside the very nearby Red Rock Hotel and Casino, perhaps from a hotel room or the roof which would be best. Again the physics in play here are fascinating!

Under The Cone

This structure, visible from several miles away, has fascinated me from day one. It wasn’t here when I moved here in 2013 if I recall correctly. What fascinates me is the physics involved in what makes this beautiful structure stand tall. It has withstood a few years of our frequent Wind Storms as I and others call them.

I have seen sixty mph gusts blast around my twenty-five-year-old home, and I’ll tell you something, this place can make some fairly loud creaking noises! The rafters can be heard shifting in the attic. Yikes! Palm fronds fall on the city streets, there’s all manner of rubbish blowing around everywhere too. So much fun, eh?!!

The windstorms seem to be more frequent in the cooler months. Visit the Downtown Summerlin website.

Big Views, Cacti and A Closed Play Area

Here’s another children’s play structure that has been locked down. I hate this damn virus, it’s stolen so much from all of us. Just don’t go playing around in the Barrel Cacti, children… The view of the foothills was taken from the upper deck walkway, looking west. The two-fifteen freeway is in front of those tightly-packed homes. That’s how we do it here, my home is very close to my neighbors on either side. Squish!

Build A Bear

Have you built a bear lately? Neither have I! This store has been here a long time, I wonder they are doing under the current situation. The pond meanders around an open space and is always super clean too but there are no fish in there. I wonder how many little kids have gone for a swim in the pond? Ooops!

Really Big Beans

Those really big coffee beans are actually really big, highly polished rocks. They were located in other areas on this upper deck in Downtown Summerlin. I’d like to know how they were all moved to this location? The desert forecast for today is partly sunny and ninety-three degrees. The eighties will be here next week.