The Angry Canyon

Heading home this morning from a trip to just East of the Strip, I noticed the canyon to my West was looking wet and angry, a rain squall was moving into the area. What’s odd though is that it all seemed to just stall and stay out there just West of my area of town. I didn’t feel like driving out there though so no decent photos were taken. Just this one, processed to look old and maybe a bit angry. I hope your weekend is good!

Around Vegas

Palms, Pines & Rocks

Five shots from yesterday with the Nikon and 70-300mm lens. That hike up the small ridge didn’t make my legs sore at all which really surprised me as I’m by no means in top condition! The BW photo is looking East toward Downtown Summerlin, the main office building is seen along with the flood channel retention basin in front of it. Two photos are looking toward Red Rock Canyon proper and the palms -n- pines are up the street from my humble apartment. More to come. Happy Thursday to you!

Fossilised

About 200 million years ago, sea shell critters laid down and died on the ocean floor here. That’s old! It’s always so amazing to find these imprints of long dead creatures. What would the area known as Nevada have looked like then? Under water! Today, our beautiful Mount Charleston stands at 11,916 feet high above sea level. Time changes everything, nothing will ever stay the same…

Moss

Today I went for one of my rides into the Red Rock Canyon area to stop and walk around a bit. I had a couple of great conversations with locals who hang out around there too. I seriously wanted to get some extra workout today so I opted to stop and walk up a ridge that I popped a leg muscle on a couple years back. No worries today but I assure you it was a long walk up to my chosen goal because of having to make frequent stops. Heart disease. Yep. Don’t let this stop you from getting out there!

The higher I climb, the more ancient sea floor you’ll see. The moss growing on the ancient sea floor has a heck of a colour contrast, I’d like to know how old the moss is as opposed to the fossil rock it’s stuck to. The sea floor rock is two hundred million years old according to my research. Hey, that’s older than me! I’ve several photos of the Valley as well coming up, I hope this set of the Strip and the Valley will clean up in processing better than recent tries. I hope you’ll hang around for the next photo sets.😬

Around Town Recently

Some single photos that I need to get off my desktop, I hope you have a dandy weekend where you are!