The City in The Valley

I’ve dug deep in my archive this morning for these old photos that were taken from the east side of the valley. This location gives you a birds-eye view of the entire city, with the fault line visible many miles beyond near Red Rock Canyon. Today’s forecast is for haze and a warm 100 degrees. The summer heat is hangin’ on…

The Lake in The Desert

You’ve probably seen this lake before, perhaps not this little bay. The lake does have a name, but it escapes me. There are no engines or powerboats of any kind allowed on any of these man-made lakes, hence the very small boats you see with electric motors on the stern.

The only engine I’ve seen here is a small outboard engine, used by the company that treats the water for aquatic growth, and whatever else is in there. They aren’t very deep and do have fish stocked in them. Honestly, I’ve never seen anyone swimming either!

As you can see, the ducks (and geese) love this place, an aquatic oasis in the middle of nowhere, Mojave Desert. I suspect that over the many years these man-made lakes have become an integral part of the north-south migration flight path that geese and other birds use a a waypoint. Such smart birds, aye?