Mojave Desert

In The Summer, In The City

Las Vegas Valley is just starting to warm up toward our summer temperatures as the forecast calls for temps rising into eighties the next several days and pushing ninety degrees and it’s right on time. It’s been summer weather here… Read More ›

The Valley of Palms

Driving around Las Vegas you will see jillions of beautiful palm trees in several varieties and in various states of growth. Some are not well maintained or not maintained at all in some areas which is a crime in my… Read More ›

Mojave Desert

My Mojave Desert life. At times I have wondered if I made the right choice to stay here in Las Vegas but then something will come along during the day that is an affirmation that I am where I should… Read More ›

Such a Cutie!

While at the Scenic Overlook today I was eyeball hunting for Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels. After several minutes I saw just this one lone squirrel. I zoomed in as far as possible and snapped quickly. Score!

Road Repairs

It took a good while but the Nevada DOT or NDOT to get to it, they are finally filling in the areas where the washes were washed out by the fairly recent heavy rains. They bring in plenty of fill… Read More ›

Tourist Buses

As I headed back into the city, I passed two big buses loaded with those pesky tourists. I’m kidding about that of course, I do hope these folks enjoy the visit in the desert. If they’ve never been in the… Read More ›

Preparing for The Hike

This is the parking area at Calico Basin for hikers. A very popular place, always busy but more so during the cooler months of the year as hiking the canyons in 110 degree heat just isn’t smart!

A Bird on The Wing

This Black Bird was flying over the parking lot at the Red Rock Scenic Overlook today then suddenly dropped far down the hill in front of the lot. As it rose up quickly above again, I took a wild shot,… Read More ›

Blooming Soon

Here are two photos from last spring I think when the Joshua Trees were exploding with blooms. Joshua Trees – my favorite!

When Washes Wash Out

Taken in Lovell Canyon last year, this is a great example of the aftermath of heavy rains in the mountains. The Clark County Road Commission will eventually come through here with the proper heavy equipment to remove the tons of… Read More ›

Digging Out the Oldies

Since I’m stuck at home (tough deal right?) waiting for the appliance repair guy, why not dig out some oldies? I use two forms of photo and video backup: Dropbox which is awesome and ten times better than that damned… Read More ›

Bonnie Springs is Dead

Bonnie Springs was recently sold to the damned developers. Apparently Bonnie Springs was not doing well financially which I don’t find surprising when you have a good look at the place. It just grind my gears that homes will be… Read More ›

The Unseen Canyon

Here’s an older photo of mine looking northeast toward Red Rock Canyon proper. You can’t see it unless you pay your bit to get inside the BLM fee area. Red Rock Canyon is gorgeous, do take the time to visit… Read More ›