Recycled Aluminum

Here are some nice photos of aircraft on approach to our Las Vegas McCarran International Airport about two years ago. I have lightened each photo up quite a bit, the Whites needed to be turned up a good bit so that they aren’t smothered in blues. Recycled aluminum, right? I’m excited about flying again soon and seeing my family. ❤️

Sun Soaker

Lounging in the backyard yesterday afternoon, I heard some pigeons in the African Sumac tree in the neighbor’s yard. They are eating ants or other bugs. I went into the house to grab the Nikon and returned to find that the birds had flown the tree. Dang and they were close too, I wanted to get some in-flight photos. I turned the chair around and snapped these redundant photos, at least the colors are good. Happy weekend to you. 😎

I Forgot The Battery

On a whim, I headed for Floyd Lamb Park once again today but forgot to get the battery for the Nikon from the wall charger. Call me senile? I also forgot that it’s Sunday which means that the park would be super busy which it was. Usually, I drive right to the entrance gate and booth but not today, I was at least ten cars back from the booth.

Driving through the park I noticed multiple groups of people all near the ponds, the geese, and other birds scattered among the hundreds of people. I hopped out of the truck and had a short walk but decided to head back to the truck and home. These days, everyone carries a backup camera with them in the form of a phone camera.

Frankly, I use my iPhone as a camera, as a social media device, and to arm and disarm my home alarm system more than I do to text or call family members. So on the way to the park, out comes the trusty iPhone, always ready to capture the photo. These photos aren’t Nikon quality so don’t laugh! I do like the simplicity of the camera though.

My Moonshine

Nope, not the 200-grain alcohol moonshine, just my Nikon pointing toward the heavens last night. It’s nice to have an evening without the wind blasting at 40 miles per hour. The seasonal temperature change is moving along nicely as shown on The Weather Channel this morning. Today’s high will be 80 with temperatures in the 70s following this coming week which makes me happy. Meanwhile back east, those folks are being flooded out of their homes and being hit with tornadoes which is very sad. Please send your floodwaters here to the desert, we need it badly.

Windy Blues

Another day of wind is upon Las Vegas Valley, a big surprise, right? If you follow this blog, then you know how many of these windstorms blast through here during the cooler months of the year. The wind makes a sound that comes down the fireplace chimney, and the front door occasionally creeks too under the changing air pressure outside. The sky is blue though, with the occasional puffy white cotton cloud passing overhead while the jet aircraft occasionally pass over the house after departing North Las Vegas Airport. I hope your area is much calmer today.

Food and Fireworks

Why food and fireworks? Because I have nothing better for you this morning! The weather here still continues to amaze me even after eight years. The current windstorm has been raging all night long, each time I woke up briefly, I look outside at the top of the palm tree and see the fronds being whipped around fiercely.

How can these trees survive the constant pounding of these storms when they can blast up to 65 miles per hour? I keep thinking about that vaccine shot tomorrow morning. Am I fearful? Yes. These vaccines haven’t had the same kind of trials that vaccines normally get before being made available to the public and that bothers me.

But I will go ahead and take both courses of the vaccine and pray that I’ll live to see another sweltering summer here and of course my family soon I hope. The smeared fireworks photo is from July 4th, 2020 in my backyard, oops. And the redundant Strip photo is from several days ago via the Sony RX100. Happy Wednesday my friends!