Loop Trip

During yet another trip to the pharmacy, I decided to go west just out of town for some random photos for the blog. It’s a beautiful day again but a bit cool. I forgot that it’s Saturday which means the recreation lands out there are stuffed full of people. I stopped at Moenkopi Road instead of going farther in.

So here they are, there is another set yet to be processed behind this one. On a different note, my doorbell camera recorded someone trying to enter my home last night around 2AM. I am going to take the video to my local police station on Monday morning.

I have a great video of this asshole to show the police, I hope that I can help the police catch this guy. Maybe he has prior arrests. The police are your friends, people, regardless of what the current crop of young hooligans say.

Back To The Valley Of Fire

I really need to take the ride north to the Valley Of Fire again, it’s been a long time. The rock formations and colors are crazy beautiful there. There are two ways to get there. The fastest is taking the 15 freeway north from Las Vegas. The most beautiful way to get there is to take Lake Mead Boulevard east until you reach the boundary of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and head north. Eventually, you will come up to the park gate entrances.


Hello folks, this morning I’ve dove deep into my archive for photos since I have nothing new this morning other than to mention that the forecast for the valley today is mostly sunny and 77 degrees. It’s tough to deal with…

A Snow Capped View from Floyd Lamb Park

There is at least one other photo of the mountains taken from Floyd Lamb Park on the blog, but I don’t think that they are color versions. In any case, I just turned around and saw the mountains near Mount Charleston in the photos. From my home’s location, this view isn’t possible because of the foothills you may have seen before here. Both Mount Charleston and Fletcher Peak are just under 12,000 feet, but I think of them as the same altitude ASL. That’s around 2.5 miles high, nothing like the Appalachian range back east, those are foothills to me.

Cowboys and War Heroes

I’ve pulled some old photos again for the blog today since it’s another day on the couch. The cowboy photo is an iPhone image from a local car dealership that was replacing a broken part on the truck door. I had to have this done twice as one of our lovely windstorms had ripped the door from my hand and flew open too hard for the plastic bit to handle. Note to truck manufacturers, you can’t use plastic for everything!

The two war hero photos were taken at the Ranger Station along Kyle Canyon Road on the way up to Mount Charleston. It’s a nice building with the usual touristy odds and ends for sale. Outdoors is this memorial, and a couple other items honouring these war heroes. Thank you for your service, I honour you and yours.

The milage sign was obviously taken well outside of Las Vegas Valley. I may be wrong, but I think this is north of Las Vegas, southbound on the ninety-five freeway. How about another day trip, wanna ride along with me?

Last Landscapes

One photo has three different versions which show a different mood. I could get more of these today as it’s still raining and gray, but I never drive on the wet roads. These people can’t even drive on a wet road, I’d like to see them try driving on a slick Michigan winter road, ha! Since it rains so little here, the roads have ample time to collect engine oils, grease, or anything else that could add to the slick road surface. When it rains, the sirens always follow.

Snow Squalls Blow Over The Ridge 2

Here is the next set of landscapes from yesterday a few miles west of the city. I set up a Flickr account yesterday but haven’t uploaded anything to it yet as I don’t fully know how the site works yet. I’ll give it a try but time will tell. Nothing else to mention this morning, I feel like going back to bed though. 😂

Snow Squalls Blow Over The Ridge

This morning I headed back out to the open desert for some landscape photos since the weather called for snow showers at higher elevations. I was well rewarded for the trip out there. I brought the 200mm lens along but never used it since the 24/70mm was doing a dandy job with its wider angle.

I did stop by Calico Basin for some (redundant) squirrel photos, but the little buggers were apparently hiding from the strong, very cold wind. Just one brave squirrel came out from the thick bushes to grab a peanut I threw out. Even the little birds were not interested in coming out to play.

Smart little birds and squirrels! It really was quite cold up there, all I had on was a Tee and light jacket, oops.

I will upload a few more landscapes tomorrow with the snow coming over the ridge of the escarpment, or fault line. Since my Instagram account is now dead, I have thought about my posting schedule here on the blog. Things seem different now for the blog, so, what I am going to do now is upload just twice per day.

I fully admit to uploading too much which has made it somewhat difficult for folks that follow this blog to keep up with the busy schedule I’ve used for a long time now. I hope this change will help my visitors! I will be looking around for another platform for my photography to reside at too, which will take some time to figure out.

I hope you like this next set of photos, thanks for stopping by!