Eye Exam

I’m so bored that I’ve downloaded a trial version of some photo software! Not tried it with a color image yet. This sign is located in Downtown Summerlin and is an older photo.

Views Around The House

I apologise for not having something better to upload today but by gosh I just don’t feel like going anywhere today. One of the perks of retired life eh? So I grabbed the Nikon and grabbed some images from the front and back yards. This set is the front yard plus another look toward the end of the street at those beautiful foothills just west of me about four miles. The photo of the distant foothills is highly cropped to protect the privacy of my neighbours… 😎

A Fresh Skin

You may have noticed that this blog looks a bit different this visit. Well, there’s a good reason for this! Once in a while I will try a different theme or skin for this site. Today I tried this again but as usual wasn’t satisfied with what I found so I tried to reinstall the Opti theme that was in use. I couldn’t find it, dammit! I really liked that theme yet was curious about other themes.

My next move was to have a literal chat with the folks at WordPress.com. After some brief chat with a rep, I was told that the theme I have been using for a good lot of time has now been retired. Retired! I am retired, how the hell can a theme be retired? I was and am still annoyed but there isn’t one damn thing I can do about it.

All of this said, welcome to the new look of Las Vegas Photoblog. Or Photo Blog if you like. I suppose the new look is far less busy in it’s appearance, less complicated. If you like or dislike the theme, please say so! Perhaps this theme is a bit more ‘modern’ looking?

The photo was taken early today before the sun popped out! The clouds are hugging the Summerlin Peaks. I never saw this mountain beauty back home in Michigan… 🌴🌵

A Place to Relax

Why not relax after all the walking around Downtown Summerlin. Enjoy a cold drink and a bite to eat under the many beautiful Canary Date palms. Have you enjoyed your time here today? I sure did. 😎

The Man and His Flying Machine

Walking around Downtown Summerlin the other day I was sure I could hear a drone in the area close by. Sure enough I found the ‘pilot’ and his little flying machine. I was curious about the legal issues of flying a drone in this very public place. I struck up a short conversation with the guy as I’m from up north and am far more friendly than so many folk here.

I asked him if he was afraid of fines and legal trouble (in a very nice way) by flying a drone there. He told me that he has waivers that allowed him to fly the drone there. OK, great! Maybe he thought I was being rather nosy in asking such questions, but I frankly don’t care. It’s the many regulations in place today that had me sell my drone a year or so ago.

I honestly would never consider flying a drone there one way or the other as all it could take to cause the drone to go out of control would be a good gust of wind which we have very frequently here, or someone just bumping into him, causing a brief loss of attention to the drone. Bam! You hit someone, you’ve earned your day in a Clark County Courtroom!

A Man-Made Waterfall and Pond

Here are three shots from yesterday showing the waterfall and some nice landscaping in Downtown Summerlin. The water is actually as clear as it looks, there is never a speck of algae in there but there are no fish either. It’s not very deep but I’ll bet ya twenty bucks several kiddies have been in that water one way or another over the years!

Goodbye

While walking along yesterday in Downtown Summerlin I passed this, had to get the photo very quickly! I didn’t want the store folks to see me getting the shot. What the heck is double boob?

Snow on The Summerlin Peaks

Coming home from the grocer just a bit ago I noticed that the gloom had made a nice white deposit atop the local peaks, it’s an odd and very attractive juxtaposition of mountain, snow and palm trees!

Child’s Play

Children can climb to the top of this very solid structure, encased in stainless steel cables. My geration never had these kinds of fun playgrounds… 😎

Rock Rink

Every year that’s cold enough I am guessing, Downtown Summerlin sets up this nice little ice rink. The machines that keep it frozen are just out of sight. Since I generally avoid going out after dark I’ve never seen the rink in use. The monster people come out after dark, mostly… Drunkoids and nutter people! 😎😂

The Waterfall at Downtown Summerlin

I took several more photographs of this nice waterfall than you see here, my method is take many more than you need, toss the bad photos. The water is always crystal clear and clean, there are no fish in the water.

I wonder how many times the security folks have had to extract parents or children who get too close and fall in? Wading is not allowed, but sure would be nice in our sweltering summer heat!

The 59th Cycle

So today, on the winter solstice I have survived 59 one year cycles on planet Earth! Happy birthday to me LOL! Here are three photos from Downtown Summerlin yesterday, I’m not done with this series just yet. 😎