I’d say this was a very luck find! While flying the drone yesterday I noticed this sea shell near my feet. While it’s not unusual to find seashells on the valley floor around Las Vegas Ive never seen one like this to date. I did a quick search for the type of shell this is but found nothing about it. If you know what this is, lets hear it! Much of the American West Coast was once underwater in a warm, shallow sea many millions of years ago, hence we can find these wonderful scenes from many millions of years ago. Happy Sunday friends!
The weather here in Las Vegas has been seriously shitty the last three or more days with being much colder than normal, and a near constant wind blowing. It even spat a few flakes of snow around my area of the valley for a brief period yesterday. While I’ve seen this before, it doesn’t mean that I was happy to see the little white bastards floating about. Snow is a four letter word…
These days, snow is a bad word and the cold wind is not my friend. It makes me wonder if I should perhaps leave Las Vegas for west central Florida where it’s been much warmer. Oh but, we don’t have hurricanes here in Las Vegas. So scratch that idea! I’m seriously looking forward to the return of the summer heat!
That said, I’ve not really felt like heading out and about on a photo hunt because of the cold weather so this is what you get! I photographed these awesome bikes several months ago at the Red Rock Overlook which is along Charleston Boulevard very near Red Rock Canyon proper. It was windy was hell and threatening a bit of rain that day, hence when I squat down for one of these photos, I was literally blown over. It was embarrassing but oh well. I still got the shot!
These were taken yesterday before it got colder and rainy today. Got to love Lamadre’ Mountain!
From my little patio I can see to the west fairly well and noted that the peaks around Red Rock Canyon had their winter faces on today so into the truck and away I went after a quick excursion to near the Strip this morning. I really enjoy Landscape Photography the most but fear that if that’s all I do on the site here then my people will go away! Pretty silly eh! Our temperatures have been in the fifties too, that’s too cold for me!!!
So here are the last photos in this set from Calico Basin a few days back. Yay! I need seriously to reduce the number of photos I take on these little daytime photo excursions. I’m still waiting for the plumbers to swap my toilet out, they are in the adjacent building now. Damn. I really don’t want to have to stay home all day tomorrow for this – sorry but I really don’t trust strangers in my home while I’m away!
This specie of cacti called Pricklypear grows naturally around Las Vegas, mostly in the open desert away from the city as far as I can tell which makes sense. Just watch your step when walking around in the desert! We’ve also got creepy crawly snakes and Scorpions! But don’t let those little guys keep you away from the beauty and enjoyment of the Mojave Desert.
Good sunny Monday to you my friends. I wish you a fabulous week. Today I’m pretty much stuck at home until the plumbers come through to replace my toilet. Yep, super exciting stuff eh? It seems the entire apartment complex is getting new toilets, yay! And I’m just kidding! But I don’t see the point of this other than water conservation as the current toilet works perfectly and is kept clean as hell by me with bleach!
So off I went being a nosy resident in my little piece of Las Vegas, inquiring about the why is this being done? The word on the grape vine has it that a government program is being put into use here as a water conservation project. If that’s the fact Jack then I’m all over that. I get a bit ticked when seeing water running down the side of a road or otherwise being wasted around Las Vegas. C’mon Las Vegas, we can do better.
Have a look at our beautiful Lake Mead, where your water comes from, Las Vegas!
Here are fifteen photos from a few days ago in Calico Basin again, tired of my pretty rocks yet? The textures and crazy colors are amazing to see in person. No photo can truly express the actual sizes and depths of the colors here. If you visit Las Vegas, get outta town and come see this place. There’s so much more to Las Vegas!