Wild Flowers in Calico Basin

Two oldies of yellow wildflowers in Calico Basin located west of Las Vegas several miles. A favorite place for photography and hiking as well as rock climbing. I’ve seen countless cars from the States and Canada that have apparently come to this rock climbers paradise.

A Vegas Strip View

In this image, I am over ten miles west of the Las Vegas Strip looking east. There is about one-third of the strip that isn’t in the image to the south or to the right from this location on a slope on the western side of the valley. Behind me is the Lamdre’ Mountains and Red Rock Canyon.

Which Will You Choose?

You are a long way north of Las Vegas at this point where SR160 meets the ninety-five freeway out of Las Vegas. You’ve driven north through the little city of Pahrump on SR160. Turn right, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, turn left, you’ll head for Tonopah, Reno and Carson City, our state capital. Let’s head south, Las Vegas is less than one hundred miles south, Reno is about five hundred miles north of Las Vegas. I like to sleep in my own bed, one day I’ll drive up there.

Roof and Deep Blue Sky

My roof and our beautiful blue sky over Las Vegas. This city sees 300+ days per year of sunshine! The most exciting photo you’ll see all day haha! But that deeeep blue…

Horse Buddies

Taken yesterday on a quick ride, two human buddies, and two equine buddies! It was great to feel the warm breeze rolling through the cab, to feel the sunshine on my face while driving…

Quickie Trip

A bit ago I headed out for some needed supplies. Along the way, I took a different route to my destination via a local park where I was amazed to see the park full of people enjoying what is truly a beautiful day here. What shocked me though were the two separate playground areas packed full of children! And zero masks in sight. Wow. I darn well wore my mask into the store!

The Old Shooting Gallery

Here are a couple more iPhone photos from the defunct Bonnie Springs Ranch. It’s kind of funny that I never noticed the No Photography sign over the bar until today! How did I miss it?

Oops!

Retired Utensils

These old-timers are in a little white tin bucket on my kitchen table. Last year when I was furnishing this place, I traveled around the city looking for specific items. This piece came from an antique store that is sadly gone now but not due to the coronavirus, that killed my favorite vitamin store. I’ll not use these old-timers! Can you tell that I’m struggling for content here?

Palms All Around

I am surrounded by my favorite trees at my place of quarantine, love it! Yesterday afternoon I took a bunch of random and goofy photos of which I’ve finished working on this morning. I long for the days when we can all go out and about safely. Those days will come again soon…

Walla Skulls

Here’s an iPhone photo from 2014 taken inside a restaurant. It’s worked over with iColorama. One wall in the dining area was literally covered with these faux skulls, I still recall saying to myself – get the photo! Too bad the people I was with are long gone… The big D.

Tropical Parkway

Tropical Parkway is an east-west road in the northwest area of Las Vegas Valley. If you’ve followed my blog long enough then you might remember the shredded car at the very far west end of this road which I strongly suspect was stolen. Bastards.

Heading east when you pass Durango Road, you will find some great shopping areas and wonderful restaurants. I purchased my leather Lazy Boy couches at the Lazy Boy store there. The area is easily accessible via the 95 freeway too.

Mojave Desert Travel

These older Nikon photos are not too sharp which I seriously don’t like, not my style. I expect more of my photos today. Looking back at my photography with the good old Nikon D3300 I can see now how fuzzy they are compared to the new Nikon Z6 series with no mirror.

Live and learn

I’m really looking forward to the days ahead when I can safely get back to my sometimes daily drives around Las Vegas or in the open desert as I call it. A day run down to Laughlin and Needles. A day run to Death Valley. The Valley of Fire, or perhaps north to Tonopah. Let’s roll!

The Spray Bombed Van

Some dolt painted space creatures on this van at the local grocer. Nice work, asswipes! Anyway, I went to the grocer for a few items and came out with much more which is usually what happens. I was pleasantly surprised to find that many of those very hot items including water and bun wad are returning to ‘normal’ levels.

Translation: people are stopping the freaking out. The one thing that honestly speaking pisses me off is how many people were not wearing masks! Why the hell would a mother with four to six-year-old children take her babies in this store with zero masks on them, or herself! She’s a very stupid woman, I’m not sorry for saying this either.

As I have said in this space so many times – Common Sense took a permanent holiday from America a long time ago.

The Valley of Fire

Here are three oldies from a day trip to the Valley of Fire State Park about two years ago. After using the much newer and mirror-less Nikon Z6 camera for a few months now (interrupted by corona) it’s become even clearer to me how much better the photos coming from the Z6 are over the old D3300 body. I’d love to get back up there for another set of photos when this corona situation is over. I can’t even imagine the sorrow so many are dealing with now.