Wild Flowers in Calico Basin

Two oldies of yellow wildflowers in Calico Basin located west of Las Vegas several miles. A favorite place for photography and hiking as well as rock climbing. I’ve seen countless cars from the States and Canada that have apparently come to this rock climbers paradise.

The Oleanders

This flower I do know! I’ve mentioned before recently that I do not like these damn flowers as they are toxic to pets, and make a hell of a mess in my backyard when the flowers finally croak.

Gladly, my neighbor very recently cut them down along our common border, or block wall actually as that is what we use here instead of chain fences. I’m so grateful that I let him use my rubbish bin to help him get that crap out of his backyard that much faster! Thank you, neighbor!


These iPhone photos were taken yesterday while walking between the pharmacy and the party store. They are great looking flowers of course yet I strongly dislike them. Why?

They are poisonous to pets, and I am sick of pruning these damn things away from my side of the lot line in the backyard. The neighbour is being a lazy jerk who doesn’t know that these are bushes, not trees that have grown to fifteen or so foot tall.

Wake up buddy, get a damn clue about home maintenance!

Tiny Flowers

The tiny flowers bloomed on a bush along my driveway, I didn’t know the bush would produce them. The palm photo was also taken today when it was nice and sunny and about 72 degrees. Now it’s overcast, super windy and there are rain squalls over the valley that are shooting bolts of lightning to the ground. Our weather is on drugs…

Have a Beeutiful Day!

One reason I like to shoot at as high a resolution as possible is this photo which is seriously cropped down to get a good zoom or focus on the bee busily buzzing about doing it’s job. buzzzz!

The Bee in The Tree

Here are a couple more flower photos from today. I brightened these photos up much more than the previous images.Β  I was right up on the tree with the bee’s, managed to escape the stingers. 😬😎

The Bees in The Trees

This afternoon I took a short wander in the truck, stopped by a local park. These gorgeous trees were almost begging me to photograph them. Getting very close, it became very apparent that all of these trees were covered in cute little bees doing their pollination thing. A wonderful sound to go along with the lovely flowers that are madly blooming! Buzzzz!! I have a few more of these to upload.

The Bloom

Early this morning I noticed my neighbor’s tree has begun it’s bloom again. Of course I had to grab a few photos! Homes in my neighbourhood are very close together so this tree is almost too large for it’s location.

It’s just the way some neighbourhoods are built here. My home was constructed in 1996. I took some photos of this tree last year as it bloomed, beautiful! What I do not like about this tree is in autumn, it has these huge squishy berries that go splat when they hit my sidewalk thereby staining the concrete.

Out comes my stiff bristled garage floor broom and a bucket of water as soon as possible to scrape the damned stains off. The tree is both beautiful and a pain in the ass!

I love my new Nikon Z6!


Last Summer’s Flowers

These photos were taken last summer in Michigan, a contrast to the weather moving into Las Vegas Valley beginning today with the very high winds as predicted. Three days of rain is forecast beginning this Wednesday so we are told at this point. Living in Las Vegas for six years now, I had hoped the winters would be more forgiving than this yet this is absolutely nothing compared to Michigan.

The Sole Survivor

There are some tiny new flowers trying to grow but they aren’t making much progress, the big flower seems to be the last big gasp of life for this plant. I’m just trying to see how long I can keep it going… πŸ˜‚

This flower is called the Indian Blanket