Old But Good

Not new but still some of my better photos. 😎

Swirling Light

Bored this afternoon, I snapped a photo of the dining room light over the table and processed the crap out of it. I used iColorama, Aurora HDR, and Photoscape X which are my usual workhorses. Meanwhile, the strong winds have returned since around ten this morning but still such a beautiful spring day in the valley with sunshine and 85 delightful degrees. And before ya know it, it’ll be 115 degrees again. I hope the heat is less intense than last summer.

Recycled Aluminum

Here are some nice photos of aircraft on approach to our Las Vegas McCarran International Airport about two years ago. I have lightened each photo up quite a bit, the Whites needed to be turned up a good bit so that they aren’t smothered in blues. Recycled aluminum, right? I’m excited about flying again soon and seeing my family. ❤️

As The Ball Dropped

As the ball dropped, I stepped outside and to the center of my street out front. Another lovely sunset over Las Vegas Valley and the Mojave Desert. I hope that you have had a wonderful, blessed Easter Sunday, my friends. 🙏🏻✝️

Flight of The Drone

This is not my drone, I photographed it at the Red Rock Scenic Overlook in 2018bwhen I still had my mini DJI drone. Apparently, the owner/pilot let me photograph the drone as it hovered. I am not a fan of flying drones in a very public area such as this parking area but hey, I won’t be liable for what may happen! Photos from the Nikon D3300.

Sun Soaker

Lounging in the backyard yesterday afternoon, I heard some pigeons in the African Sumac tree in the neighbor’s yard. They are eating ants or other bugs. I went into the house to grab the Nikon and returned to find that the birds had flown the tree. Dang and they were close too, I wanted to get some in-flight photos. I turned the chair around and snapped these redundant photos, at least the colors are good. Happy weekend to you. 😎

The Sunset Forecast

It’s slowly getting closer to our scorching summer temperatures, one week at a time. Before we know it, it will be 110 degrees again. Can you handle the heat? Hey, that’s why we have air conditioning. Honestly, I believe that there would be far fewer people here if modern cooling systems weren’t invented.

I wonder what our native American people did to stay cool? Perhaps they moved high into the mountains in summer. In the nearby Spring Mountains, the temperature up there can be in the 70s and 80s while down here in Las Vegas Valley we are sweltering in up to 120F heat!

And this my friends has much to do with my remaining here five years ago after the bid D. Checking the weather on my phone this morning for two locations in Florida, Las Vegas was much warmer in the morning hours than west-central Florida. Oh, we have no hurricanes or tornadoes here in the Mojave Desert.

My Michigan hometown was at a chilly 32F but they’ve had the 50s and 60s recently which means it’s flip-flop season for the Michigan climate. Spray some seafoam treatment into your snowmobile engine’s cylinders, plug the air intake system up good to keep the varmints out, and be sure that the sled is off the ground.

Been there done that! It’s a very different life up there. I want to wish each of you a blessed Easter, He Is Risen!

A Lovely Sunset

As the summer solstice approaches, the sun sets further north from my perspective on the street out front of my home. All three photos in this little set were taken from there. Another wonderful day in the valley.🌴