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!

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…

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.

Desert Spoon

The Desert Spoon is a great choice for accenting your home landscape or around businesses. The home I owned here with the ex had several of these plants around the property. I recommend wearing very thick gloves and shirts when pruning the plant as its thorns are many and very close together, ouch!

The Oleanders

This flower I do know! I’ve mentioned before recently that I do not like these damn flowers as they are toxic to pets, and make a hell of a mess in my backyard when the flowers finally croak.

Gladly, my neighbor very recently cut them down along our common border, or block wall actually as that is what we use here instead of chain fences. I’m so grateful that I let him use my rubbish bin to help him get that crap out of his backyard that much faster! Thank you, neighbor!

Mexican Fast Food

This is an older photo from about four years ago, taken along Las Vegas Boulevard near the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. That Bonanza gift shop is still there today with its 99 cent souvenirs. Would you like to have a 99 cent souvenir? I didn’t think so but I’ll try some food.

Local Streets

Local yes, but not at all close to my home! just some random photos from yesterday where I came upon the fun bunch of geese, goslings, and ducks. Did I ever mention that I love ducks?

You’ll not see this in Michigan! ❤️

Always The Road Work

Since it never snows in the valley except for a very tiny bit of flurries, our road crews can work all year round which should mean they get things done more quickly? Not the case, this area has been under repairs for several weeks now. Why?

It’s the same thing with the new freeway overpasses over the ninety-five freeway north of me a few miles, ongoing for a few years now. Again, why? I’m no road engineer but have a brain that sees something odd. Perhaps it’s all about job security?