The End of The Rocks

I must admit that I have been taking far too many photos when I get out and about for photos and getting out of my house for a change. Apologies should I be boring you with this.

Also, I apologise for the terrible Banding in my photos. At full resolution which can be 25 to 30mb in size, the photos look 100% better of course.

But due to WordPress storage capacity limits, I reduce the photos to around 150kb. Hence, the banding. A 30mb photo wouldn’t download to you quickly either of course.

I would rather use a size of about 1mb to keep the banding at bay.

Should I try the damn $300 per year business plan? No storage limit, and plenty of better theme options than what I have with this so-called premium plan. Maybe??

Petroglyphs Along The Boardwalk

One very large boulder along the boardwalk has these Petroglyphs on it, it’s amazing that they have been in this one location for so long. How cool would it be to be able to go backward in time to meet these people?

Take A Hike!

Today’s weather is so glorious that I just have to get the heck out of the house. I hopped in the truck and headed out of the city to you guessed it, Calico Basin!

I prefer hiking here because I know I can handle the terrain fairly easily. The air temperature was hovering around 65 degrees with very little humidity at around ten percent.

I was diagnosed with heart failure in 2002, since then I’ve adapted and know my limits. Add to this, three herniated lower lumbar’s which cause a bit of pain after a bit.

But gosh dang I refuse to allow these medical conditions to shut me down, Man! Today, I used the 24/70mm lens which was a good choice over the zoom lens for today.

there were quite a few people out there, as a courtesy to others, I wore my mask when others were near and kindly stepped off of the trail a ways to let them pass.

It’s a beautiful day to be kind to other people on the trails! These photos are from the start of the short hike before I arrived to the beautifully pattered stone I will show next.

A Desert Family

This family was photographed about two years ago within the Scenic Drive Loop which includes a visit to Red Rock Canyon proper, definitely worth the hike!

The scenic loop is a fee area, I’m not sure what the fee is these days, or if there is a fee during these pandemic days. There are still plenty of people driving the loop.

Wild Donkeys

Some of you will remember these wonderful totally wild donkeys that roam the Mojave Desert not far outside of Las Vegas. I believe they are the descendants of donkeys brought here during the 1800s, perhaps having to do with the gold rush, or perhaps families moving westward.

In any case, they’ve been running wild and free for many generations. In one photo, a donkey seems to be preening the back of another donkey, so cute.

I’ve seen people feed them before, and that’s not only dangerous but completely illegal too. Should the BLM rangers catch you, you’ve just earned yourself a three hundred dollar fine!

And that’s how it should be in my opinion. The same fine applies to feeding the wild horses that roam freely here too. Wild horses also roam free high in the Spring Mountains.

An Angel Over The Desert

Last eve I was having a cold one in the backyard and noticed this very large white angel, flying so high over the Mojave Desert. Do you believe in angels? I sure do! The other photo was taken two days ago near Bonnie Springs Ranch, or what’s left of it. I think another ride into the desert is in order, and soon!