Inside The Joshua Tree

And other views. Please excuse the redundancy of the photos, I took too many of the same scenes, eh? I have finished all the jobs around the house except cleaning the nasty dust off of the relatively new ceiling fans.

Yucky dust just has to cling to the leading and trailing edges of the blades which are shaped very much like blades you would see on a Cessna general aviation aircraft. When cleaning the truck windscreen, I noticed that the right wiper blade was literally coming apart.

Strong sunshine and desert heat finally got to these original, six-year-old blades, which I replaced right away, thanks, Auto Zone! The funny thing is, in those six years, the wiper system has had very little use as it basically never rains here. Almost never. Some older cars and trucks have had the paint literally burnt off of them!

Pulling Out Some Oldies

Well, since I’ve not been out of the house today, I have nothing new for this space so here ya go. I pulled these photos down from the cloud. On a different thought, after using this site for a full day now I will say that the ‘upgrade’ I made yesterday for the WordPress Business plan has this site loading much faster both the site and the Admin pages just pop right up. Nice!

It does help though, that I have a super-fast cable service too. It was worth? the too-high price they want for one year but no regrets yet. And yes, I was totally against this plan, however, the damned block editor will come, the works perfectly well classic editor will go away next year. That’s no longer an issue, nor is storage space. Still, the price is too damn high, Matt!

A Few of My Best Photos

Since I have nothing new to work with today, out came the trusty external SSD backup disc. Why not dig through the folder labeled Best Photos for a change?

Once in a while, this amateur photographer gets the shot just right both in taking the photo and in processing. Not the best photos ever captured, but I am damn proud of them!

There are many more than these ten photos that I feel are some of my best photography in that folder.

Wild Donkeys

Some of you will remember these wonderful totally wild donkeys that roam the Mojave Desert not far outside of Las Vegas. I believe they are the descendants of donkeys brought here during the 1800s, perhaps having to do with the gold rush, or perhaps families moving westward.

In any case, they’ve been running wild and free for many generations. In one photo, a donkey seems to be preening the back of another donkey, so cute.

I’ve seen people feed them before, and that’s not only dangerous but completely illegal too. Should the BLM rangers catch you, you’ve just earned yourself a three hundred dollar fine!

And that’s how it should be in my opinion. The same fine applies to feeding the wild horses that roam freely here too. Wild horses also roam free high in the Spring Mountains.