Pulling into a parking lot this morning, this huge group of Rock Pigeons caught my eye. I swung the truck around and snapped these photos. You can see a large number of small seeds on the pavement, I didn’t see who tossed the seed out but the birds were battling for every morsel! Today is sunny, breezy with 93 degrees, very nice!
Miss duck is so pretty, isn’t she? She was hanging out at Sunset Park which is very near McCarran International Airport. The
Brewers Blackbird was photographed in a parking area somewhere. The photo shows how when viewed in the proper light the deep blue or purple shows up. I am very colorblind, sorry. Oops. After researching very quickly, I think this bird is actually a Great-Tailed Grackle. I am obviously not a bird expert! 😂
Good morning friends, I hope you have a good Friday and a dandy weekend and holiday. The forecast for Las Vegas today is sunshine and 97 toasty degrees. It’s getting hot here!
As I mentioned earlier, there weren’t many birds to photograph this visit to Floyd Lamb Par. Mostly plenty of Canadian Geese, a few Coots, and maybe one stray Gosling? As promised by the NWS, it’s 95 degrees now… 🔥
It’s a Canadian invasion!
My dad’s favorite dog Pepper died a few weeks ago. It was and is still difficult for him to let go of her as she’s been with him since my mother passed. Life is wonderful, life is sometimes the searing pain of losses. The palm photos are from yesterday afternoon, today’s forecast is sunshine and 86 warm degrees, perfect.
Here’s the next little set from last week’s Michigan trip. Why does time have to fly so fast? It’s not a jet airliner traveling 600mph after all. A week ago today, we were heading northeast for Bad Axe, Michigan in that beautiful 1951 Chevrolet. The ceiling photo is an iPhone photo of the terminal at DTW, Detroit Metro Airport.
The car photo shows an Amish horse and buggy, very common in Michigan’s Thumb region. The buck is in the office along with a few other bucks. Yummy eating. And that’s my beautiful face onboard the airliner heading for Las Vegas. And the Michigan road sign? I dunno why I took that photo!
Today’s heat will be 93 beautiful degrees, then cooling to the 80s tomorrow and then into the 70s. Weird weather right now but I guarantee you the 100+ heat is on the way…
There are two decades of pets buried in our family pet cemetery, so many beloved pets. ❤️
Here is the next set of photos from my recent trip up north. Blondie is as sweet as ever, sadly, her partner in crime Pepper the German Shepard died recently due to complications in her spine. The German Shepard breed has this structural problem in the hindquarters. I did find Wilson’s little brother in Michigan, it must have taken him many years for him to get so far north! I didn’t bring him back to Las Vegas, Wilson would have liked that.
These photos are probably two years old but it’s still true that what this person was doing is completely illegal and if caught feeding the wild donkeys he will earn himself a $500 dollar fine. Never do this! And don’t get bit either.
That’s how many I could count in one photo, these geese parents are very good at procreation! I was on the way to the bank and saw this goose family sitting right on the edge of the main roadway and was concerned for the babies. I’m happy to report that on the way back home, the geese were all gone, no squished goslings were seen…
The lawn poop squad has some new members!
As a man, I don’t fully understand the huge affinity that young women and women have for horses. I like them for their beauty, great strength, and graceful moves. They are so much work though as I remember from years ago when my folks had a home in northern Michigan and kept two horses. One of them scared the shit outta me!
I was a complete noob at it as I am today, the horse reared way up and nearly tossed my 21-year-old butt on the ground. Nope, this isn’t for me! Real horsepower comes from pistons and crankshafts, right? Yep! The girls riding the horses across the dirt lot are different girls than those behind the horse in the arena behind the brown horse.
When my daughter was very young, she was always fascinated with horses as she is today and rides four times per week. Not too long ago, she asked me to purchase a horse for her which I would gladly do for her, but horses aren’t cheap just like cars. I didn’t like refusing her request but it is what it is. Perhaps someday I can do this for her!
The landscape photos are just for good measure… 🌴🌞