This little thingy hangs over my neighbor’s balcony. You can tell they kind of love rock climbing. So much so that the place is usually empty. Hmmmm…. Silly photo.
Here is round four from the state park yesterday, this time showing the few photos I snapped inside the old Ranch home, originally built in the late 1800’s. For each of these sets, I used the Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens which now I wish I’d have pulled the 18-55mm lens out for these interior shots, and even for some of the outdoor photos. I really love the wide-angle lens effect but somehow the way my eyes perceive these particular wide-angle photos, they just seem to be a bit fuzzy. My workhorse lens is usually the 70-300mm Nikon zoom lens. Next time…
In this set, I move toward the Ranch proper with it’s beautiful views of Spring Mountain and the grassy grounds which are now a wonderful place for families to picnic and relax, making this state park a fun place to spend a day or afternoon taking in the views, enjoying the hiking trails and each other. Interior photos of the ranch are up next.
This is round two from the state park today, I have photos of the old ranch proper on the way, such a great old homestead! I wasn’t able to find much on the Wilson Family Cemetery, so all I have is this link. The ranch was established in 1876 if I recall correctly. During summer months, only the fittest among us should walk these trails!
Today I again visited Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. There is a very good reason for the name, there are fresh water springs popping out of the ground all over this area. One would not usually associate water with the desert but the Spring Mountains have the perfect name. My walk today was roughly two miles total and let me tell ya, my out of shape body is grateful to be back home relaxing on the couch! Oh to be twenty one years young again…
There will be three or four posts ahead from this beautiful state park, I hope you’ll stop by again!
Yesterday, My vehicle door was once again torn from my fingers by the most recent wind storm which caused the Link which stops the door from opening too far to again go BANG, breaking the Link inside the door again. No body damage, but seriously? I have to pay out of pocket for this of course. Total cost? Approxamately $110.00 which isn’t much but again! Anyway, just a few photos from this morning’s northbound run up the 215 freeway toward the bodyshop. Note to self going forward: Park facing INTO the wind! Las Vegas windstorms can be really damaging!
Happy Monday friend! Today I headed East for the Clark County Wetlands Park for some photos, and a good walk and walk I did! Had to set down a few times, hard on the old back. It was a very windy walk but I’ll get to all that in the next post. These are four photos taken while on the way to the park along Tropicana Avenue.