Queens Ridge, The Next Set

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you’ll recognise this large, beautiful condominium building on Rampart Boulevard. As mentioned in the previous post, I took a different route home from another pharmacy run.

I pulled into an empty public bus pullout and snapped these photos. If you want to live in this building, you will need about one million and more for some of the condos. As with many things in Las Vegas, it’s going to cost you a very pretty penny!

Sun Coast Casino

On the way home from the pharmacy today, I took a longer way home through some wonderful areas in Summerlin with large, beautiful homes. Even the many roundabouts were beautifully landscaped! No photos as I pretty much need to keep my eyes on the road. Along the way, I went through the parking area for the Sun Coast Hotel and Casino.

I had to take a photo of the blocked off and closed parking area. Still closed. As far as I am aware of via searching local media here, the Strip will begin reopening sometime this June. It will be great to see everything back up and running yet so sad because of the thousands of lives lost around the world to this evil thing.

A Painted Sunset

The clouds provided a bit better sunset last night though I did start a bit early. The clouds were changing rapidly so I grabbed these, soon after, this was all gone. Regarding the editor, my editor has not changed, it still looks exactly the same this morning. Perhaps the change won’t happen until later today? I hope not, to heck with your block, WordPress!

A Samurai Inside The Bellagio

Taken about four years ago, I was lucky to capture this very nice display in the Lobby of our beautiful Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The beautiful glass designs on the ceiling are indeed Chihuly Glass! I will visit there again when the Corona virus is gone.

The Sorta Sunset

A sorta kinda a sunset from yesterday eve, maybe tonight will offer up something more flashy. Our weather will be just a bit cooler today with 98F instead of 105 yesterday, I can feel the difference. After getting out of bed, I usually step outside to get a sense of the weather. This morning was another fabulous morning with a soft gentle breeze and a perfect temperature.

At The Ceiling

In this photo, the DJI Drone was at its max 400-foot limit and not too far below the cloud ceiling. You are looking northeast with Las Vegas many miles away.

Double My Heat!

Some like it hot, some not. It’s really hot outside today to the point that I will wait until dark or until the morning to attempt to reconnect my garden hose in the backyard. The damn threads have all but been stripped by previous owners of the home, hence I may have to have a plumber out to replace it since I’m not good with that stuff.

It doesn’t help either that the wall may need to be cut out around the pipe as the spigot is at the wall. That was a stupid move by someone many years ago. Why not change the other spigot too? At least it isn’t buried in the stucco!

Anyway, this pot of chili isn’t as hot as the previous pot I made but it will leave your mouth burning for a couple of minutes when you are done! Friday is supposed to be as hot as today, then a cooling trend into the nineties!!

The Tut Returns

He’s been dead for thousands of years now but he has once again returned to this space with some new processing! Those magnificent Pharaohs, so impressive…

Below are the lyrics to Steve Martin’s legendary song.

King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man
He never thought he’d see (King Tut)
People stand in line to see the boy king. (King Tut)

How’d you get so funky? (Funky Tut)
Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona
Moved to Babylonia (King Tut)

(King Tut) Now, if I’d known
They’d line up just to see him, (King Tut)
I’d taken all my money
And bought me a museum. (King Tut)

Buried with a donkey (Funky Tut)
He’s my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona
Moved to Babylonia (King Tut)

Dancin by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (Boss Tut)
Rockin for a mile (Rockin’ Tut)
He ate a crocodile. (Ooh)

He gave his life for tourism. (King Tut)

Pigeon

These photos were taken from the patio of my old apartment about three or so years ago. I have some better software these days so I put it to work on these photos.

Pigeons can be pretty too…

Palm View

In this image, I was heading west on Lake Mead Boulevard after a trip into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You can see that the terrain drops very quickly into the valley.

Can you find the Lowe’s store?

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.

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!

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!