Center

A couple years ago, I stood in the center of the road for this photo as cars were approaching behind me. Not smart, John! The dangerous things photographers do for the shot… 👻

A Painted Sunset

The clouds provided a bit better sunset last night though I did start a bit early. The clouds were changing rapidly so I grabbed these, soon after, this was all gone. Regarding the editor, my editor has not changed, it still looks exactly the same this morning. Perhaps the change won’t happen until later today? I hope not, to heck with your block, WordPress!

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Here are some photos of the inside and outside of the ranch proper at the park. These Nikon photos are about three years old. I used my HDR app, as usual, to spiff them up. The park offers nice hiking trails and some picnic areas, some have charcoal grilles installed near the picnic tables. It’s a very nice place for a family visit to tire the kids out so they will sleep haha!

The Sorta Sunset

A sorta kinda a sunset from yesterday eve, maybe tonight will offer up something more flashy. Our weather will be just a bit cooler today with 98F instead of 105 yesterday, I can feel the difference. After getting out of bed, I usually step outside to get a sense of the weather. This morning was another fabulous morning with a soft gentle breeze and a perfect temperature.

At The Ceiling

In this photo, the DJI Drone was at its max 400-foot limit and not too far below the cloud ceiling. You are looking northeast with Las Vegas many miles away.

The Vanishing Road

This photo started in color, after playing with it in the HDR app I couldn’t get the look I have in my head. OK then, grayscale it will be. Nearer to the bluff many miles west is the fifteen freeway, or Interstate 15 which runs north-south. Go south, hello Las Vegas! Go north, Reno!

I was on the way home from the Valley Of Fire. To arrive at this view, you must go through several tight and sweeping curves that are fun to drive even in a truck. The road just vanishes…

Double My Heat!

Some like it hot, some not. It’s really hot outside today to the point that I will wait until dark or until the morning to attempt to reconnect my garden hose in the backyard. The damn threads have all but been stripped by previous owners of the home, hence I may have to have a plumber out to replace it since I’m not good with that stuff.

It doesn’t help either that the wall may need to be cut out around the pipe as the spigot is at the wall. That was a stupid move by someone many years ago. Why not change the other spigot too? At least it isn’t buried in the stucco!

Anyway, this pot of chili isn’t as hot as the previous pot I made but it will leave your mouth burning for a couple of minutes when you are done! Friday is supposed to be as hot as today, then a cooling trend into the nineties!!

Pigeon

These photos were taken from the patio of my old apartment about three or so years ago. I have some better software these days so I put it to work on these photos.

Pigeons can be pretty too…

Palm View

In this image, I was heading west on Lake Mead Boulevard after a trip into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You can see that the terrain drops very quickly into the valley.

Can you find the Lowe’s store?

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 Vegas Strip View

In this image, I am over ten miles west of the Las Vegas Strip looking east. There is about one-third of the strip that isn’t in the image to the south or to the right from this location on a slope on the western side of the valley. Behind me is the Lamdre’ Mountains and Red Rock Canyon.

Which Will You Choose?

You are a long way north of Las Vegas at this point where SR160 meets the ninety-five freeway out of Las Vegas. You’ve driven north through the little city of Pahrump on SR160. Turn right, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, turn left, you’ll head for Tonopah, Reno and Carson City, our state capital. Let’s head south, Las Vegas is less than one hundred miles south, Reno is about five hundred miles north of Las Vegas. I like to sleep in my own bed, one day I’ll drive up there.

Roof and Deep Blue Sky

My roof and our beautiful blue sky over Las Vegas. This city sees 300+ days per year of sunshine! The most exciting photo you’ll see all day haha! But that deeeep blue…

Horse Buddies

Taken yesterday on a quick ride, two human buddies, and two equine buddies! It was great to feel the warm breeze rolling through the cab, to feel the sunshine on my face while driving…

Quickie Trip

A bit ago I headed out for some needed supplies. Along the way, I took a different route to my destination via a local park where I was amazed to see the park full of people enjoying what is truly a beautiful day here. What shocked me though were the two separate playground areas packed full of children! And zero masks in sight. Wow. I darn well wore my mask into the store!

The Old Shooting Gallery

Here are a couple more iPhone photos from the defunct Bonnie Springs Ranch. It’s kind of funny that I never noticed the No Photography sign over the bar until today! How did I miss it?

Oops!

Palms All Around

I am surrounded by my favorite trees at my place of quarantine, love it! Yesterday afternoon I took a bunch of random and goofy photos of which I’ve finished working on this morning. I long for the days when we can all go out and about safely. Those days will come again soon…

Tropical Parkway

Tropical Parkway is an east-west road in the northwest area of Las Vegas Valley. If you’ve followed my blog long enough then you might remember the shredded car at the very far west end of this road which I strongly suspect was stolen. Bastards.

Heading east when you pass Durango Road, you will find some great shopping areas and wonderful restaurants. I purchased my leather Lazy Boy couches at the Lazy Boy store there. The area is easily accessible via the 95 freeway too.

Mojave Desert Travel

These older Nikon photos are not too sharp which I seriously don’t like, not my style. I expect more of my photos today. Looking back at my photography with the good old Nikon D3300 I can see now how fuzzy they are compared to the new Nikon Z6 series with no mirror.

Live and learn

I’m really looking forward to the days ahead when I can safely get back to my sometimes daily drives around Las Vegas or in the open desert as I call it. A day run down to Laughlin and Needles. A day run to Death Valley. The Valley of Fire, or perhaps north to Tonopah. Let’s roll!