People Are Out and About

Las Vegas is a city of about two million people, many of them are still out and about doing their daily things. My drug store and pharmacy now has signs taped to the floor with blue tape forming a line with a six foot spacing. Why six foot? Overall things seem very much normal around my area of the city which I’m grateful for but let’s keep things in perspective, be safe.

Today is sunny with 82 degrees. 🌴🌞😎

In The Desert

“In the desert you can remember your name ’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain”

I love this old song by America, good memories – good years. This set of photos are all rather old and taken both around the city and also in the Valley of Fire State Park as well as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I am digging very deep into my archives to pull out photos like this! I can see the difference between the Nikon D3300 and the Nikon Z6 bodies, the image clarity is very much cleaner, sharper these days. I hope you are well and safe!

People Out and About

It’s both nice to see people at the park and not. Should people be doing this? Are they not taking this dangerous situation seriously? I shouldn’t be be out either.

That’s a bit of snow atop 6500+ foot Gass Peak far away.

The World is Still Beautiful…

Today I set out for a few items which I did find, then headed back home for more self-imposed isolation. It was wonderful to get the heck out of the house for a change of scenery! As you can see there are many folks out and about today, in the next set I drove through the park and was amazed at how many folks were out and about today. The world is still beautiful!

If you noticed the banding in my photos recently you’ve got a good eye. This is because I now reduce image sizes way down to around 200kb rather than upload them at more than twice that size which has already saved a ton of storage space in my account. Sorry, I think this sucks as it’s not displaying my amateur photographs as well as I would to see them on this blog.

On The Way to Hoover Dam

A couple oldie photos for ya, I’m on the freeway obviously, the other image is a very low Lake Mead water level. The lake hasn’t seen full pond since the 1980’s which totally sucks.

The Idiot

This video is about two years old, taken at the Calico Basin parking area. It’s quite obvious this idiot is on some serious drugs! And I certainly don’t blame the woman for having an attitude!

Sun Valley

Also known as Las Vegas Valley of course, I’ve captured these views before but these are processed differently. The views are worth putting up with the traffic and other things.

Views Around The House

I apologise for not having something better to upload today but by gosh I just don’t feel like going anywhere today. One of the perks of retired life eh? So I grabbed the Nikon and grabbed some images from the front and back yards. This set is the front yard plus another look toward the end of the street at those beautiful foothills just west of me about four miles. The photo of the distant foothills is highly cropped to protect the privacy of my neighbours… 😎

On Top of The Deck

Here is another photo from yesterday on the top floor of the parking deck. The clouds were still hanging low in the morning, it became sunny later in the day which leads me to say that this morning is gloriously sunny but the NWS says there is a huge batch of rain moving north from California that will bring possible flash flooding to Las Vegas late today and into tomorrow.

And I just cleaned my truck up again dammit! Hey, we need the rain so badly, bring it on. The desert southwest has been in a terrible drought for a very long time now. I wish we could get enough rain to keep Lake Mead at full pond where it hasn’t been since the 1980’s.

Cloud Capped

I snapped these two photos this afternoon, you are looking north to northeast at the Las Vegas Range on the north end of the valley. Gass Peak at 6,943 feet is hidden in those clouds. Beautiful!