Little White Buds

That’s what I call them, possibly not the correct name but this is a Creosote Bush. Each year, right on time, these cute little fluffy buds come to life. Why the bush has this name I don’t know.

To me, creosote is something you never want in your chimney as it’s terribly flammable and can burn your home down!

I’ve seen a creosote fire in a chimney once years ago, the fire and sparks were flying high out of the chimney, and the fire had a bit of a roar to it. Seriously dangerous!

Mr. Bunny Makes a Run For It!

This morning, I was so surprised and happy to see this wonderful little bunny! I was concerned that he or she might get the crunch though by a dumb driver not paying attention. Gladly, this sweet bunny made it across the warm pavement and found shade under a Creosote Bush!

No Picnic

Visiting Calico Basin yesterday, I found the picnic tables all wrapped in the plastic tape as though it were a crime scene. You can walk past them though, and on to the boardwalk higher up. The virus knows every inch of the planet…

Westward Out of The City

After picking up some needed medications, I headed west on Sahara Avenue and eventually connected with Charleston Boulevard which will take you out of the city proper. Hello Calico Basin, it’s been a while. It’s so wonderful to be out of the house again!

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 Mojave Desert Storm

Here are three old photos from I don’t know when! Perhaps three years ago but one was taken at the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Overlook, the other in Calico Basin. The third image I don’t know where that one was taken. Rain and thunderstorms in the desert are beautiful to behold.

The Idiot

This video is about two years old, taken at the Calico Basin parking area. It’s quite obvious this idiot is on some serious drugs! And I certainly don’t blame the woman for having an attitude!

Mountain Chili

New schedule – I’m uploading just once or twice per day now, that’s the new schedule around here, I’ve got to slow the pace down! I have spent most of new years day being a couch potato but did head to the grocer for provisions including the mixin’s for a new pot of my favorite food! I did have a drive around too.

I’m going to head out to Calico Basin soon for a hike (my hikes are short and easy because of a heart issue) soon for some exercise and photography but not tomorrow…

I’m still dealing with doctor appointments regarding these damned kidney stones. I think one has moved a bit on the left side as I’m feeling a bit more pain now. I can’t get to that Lithotripsy appointment fast enough my friend. Anyway, this fresh pot of chili is still slow cooking, almost done! Have a bowl with me?

I Love Little Birds!

No matter the specie and colours, they are all such beautiful little critters. So free and happy! This morning I stepped outside in the backyard as I usually do, a small bird flew by my head very close in a serious hurry. It was a little dark blur! I’m glad he or she didn’t smash into my face! These cuties were seen in Calico Basin.

Desert Travel

I’ve found travel around the Mojave Desert to be very easy over the last six years living here. Since it usually doesn’t snow on the desert floor, the roads are in pristine condition compared to up north. The sights and sounds are always beautiful no matter where I go. Nevada is the most mountainous state in our union directly behind Alaska so you see them anywhere you travel in Nevada. Nevada love!

The Meadow at Red Spring

The Nikon had the zoom lens attached so I didn’t capture the entire meadow, it’s much larger than it appears in the photo. Red Spring is responsible for this lovely little oasis in our Mojave Desert, such a nice place to hang out for a bit!

Those Blue Eyes

They seem to be looking directly into the camera’s lens don’t they? I’m surprised the photo didn’t pixelate to death under such heavy cropping…

Across The Lake

This lake is one of a few inside this community, across the lake are some businesses. I thought a Black and White image of this scene would be interesting. On the other side of the distant ridge is the Red Rock Escarpment, Red Rock Canyon proper and Calico Basin which is a favorite of mine.

Weed or Flower?

This is a cropped version of a photo I snapped at Calico Basin several days ago on the boardwalk. this plant looks healthy enough as it’s near spring water but is it a weed or an actual flower? In either case it’s a good looker! 😎

New Railing at Red Spring

The old Boardwalk at Red Spring in Calico Basin was in really crappy shape. I walked it a few times, some of the boards were cracked, nails coming up from the wood and so on. The new and much better boardwalk will open finally in August. Actual metal railing instead of splintered wood, the crappy floor boards are replaced with composite wood which should withstand the harsh sun longer. I’ll take a walk on it in August, maybe make a video too as well as the actual spring up there as well.