Peaceful Sounds and City Views

I really like the peaceful sounds of the woods around my folks’ place, happy birds chirping and so much beautiful green, far more than we have here in Las Vegas! The photos were taken on approach to the awful O’Hare International Airport. Yuck, but I got some decent ground shots and one not-so-good photo of Downtown Chicago. The video and photos are via the iPhone. The colors in the video are WAY off, sorry.

Touchdown At Las Vegas

Here are two videos I recorded with the iPhone last night, one while still in-flight within the aircraft cabin and the other video is two minutes long showing the approach to LAS, or Las Vegas. The video is two minutes long, feel free to skip to the end if you don’t want to view the entire video. It’s amazing that the turbulence was incredibly strong at all three airports on this trip when taking off and landing. What’s up with that?

In-Flight Photography

The iPhone took these photos as the Nikon was stuffed in the suitcase in the overhead bin. Not super good photos but you do get a lovely view of one of our beautiful Great Lakes! It’s always nice to see these big beautiful freshwater lakes again, if not the largest on Earth they are very massive and beautiful.

I totally enjoy flying and have no fear of it. These aircraft are constructed to take the punishment of powerful turbulence and very hard landings, both of which were experienced traveling to and from Michigan this time.

Cops and Aliens

Two very silly photos in this post, the cop had a customer pulled over under an overpass along the 215 freeway, busted! The speed limit is 65, but many folks exceed that limit by a large margin. The alien sticker is on a pole where you enter and exit the long dirt path that leads to the Seven Magic Mountains. What can I say, man, I notice weird things and get the shot! It’s currently 88F at noon O’Clock, let’s get hot, baby! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด

Graffiti And A Dust Devil

I very much detest graffiti, it’s a blight in any large American city and sadly in the middle of nowhere too. My punishment for this is not fit for publishing, a slap on the wrist is all these hooligans apparently ever get which is pure bullshit. The dust devil is actually a very long way southeast of the Magic Mountains, the Nikkor 18-140mm lens did a darn good job of pulling in much closer. The dust devil is likely a dry lakebed.

A Visit To The Seven Magic Mountains

I haven’t been to this large piece of art in at least two years so I figured a trip down there is better than watching reruns on TV today, such a beautiful day! I took around three dozen photos of these brilliantly painted rocks stacked upon each other.

So, you are in for a bunch of boulders with lovely colors on them, and unfortunately, too much graffiti too. Punks with spray paint should be beaten. The website will tell you all that you need to know about the origin of this project.

The trip down and back was around 80 miles, not a quick trip but worth it on a beautiful sunny day about thirty or so miles south of Las Vegas along the fifteen freeway. I removed many people from these photos.

Old Church, Squirrel and A Sunset

These are leftover photos from the last several days, they come in handy once in a while. Partly sunny and 77 degrees are on tap for today, a darn nice forecast! 90 degrees tomorrow and higher the next few days. The summer scorch is almost here! Come to Las Vegas and feel the heat.

The Other Sunset Photo

I saved this photo for this morning, it could be a sunrise too but not in the western sky. A high of just 70 degrees is in the forecast for today, substantially cooler than the last few days but old sol will still be high in the sky. I’ll be out of town in a few days, heading home to Michigan and my family, yay!

Motorcycles In The Desert

The Red Rock Overlook is a busy place with tourists and locals alike stopping by for photos and meeting up. There is a group of local bikers that meet here regularly. They have a beautiful place to hang out, don’t they? Sunny and 75 degrees today in the valley, I’ll take it!

Accidents and Fire Trucks

Those two photos are from today and honestly, I am surprised that there aren’t more accidents in Vegas. The firetruck must have got a call for help since the lights came on suddenly and the driver made a hard left turn. The other photos are from the other day in the Spring Mountains. It’s currently 72F degrees in the valley.

Wind Assault

Yesterday was just another windstorm but this one had some vicious gusts in it as the video shows. My previous post showed just how thick the dust was yesterday. Nothing is covered in a thick layer of sand this morning! Partly cloudy and 77 degrees are forecast for today, this latest storm pulled the daytime temperature down ten or so degrees. The photo was taken with the iPhone the other day, the video with the Nikon.