On the way home I stopped by the lake to photograph these very hungry birds from the cab of my truck. People are feeding them which is forbidden according to the sign a few feet away. I bet they are tossing bread out for them too which has zero nutritional value for the birds, perhaps not even for people too.
Not a great photo as I couldn’t focus the 50mm lens properly. The clouds have again blocked my wonderful sunshine and I am wondering when the frequent windstorms will return to the valley since the summer has gone. Those fifty-plus mile-per-hour winds can be exciting as my house creeks in the powerful winds!
Here is a very rare photo of the guy behind the camera, and who runs this website. I am sixty years young but still feel twenty years young in my head, it’s so unfair! But, what in this life is truly fair anyway? I’m a native Michigander who grew up in the Snowbelt riding snowmobiles and riding dirt bikes in the muggy summer months.
I grew up in the auto industry(I won’t mention anything specific) and very much enjoyed those years. Later, I changed jobs in a big way and worked in the lawn and maintenance business owning my own company briefly. I moved on to working on a private estate doing this kind of work for twenty years which was a great ride.
In 2013, I moved to Las Vegas with who is now my ex-wife and decided to stay here in Las Vegas because of my love for the year-round climate, palm trees, and the beautiful mountains, and the Mojave Desert. Now, after almost nine years here, I never tire of the Mojave Desert beauty here but I do miss riding my snowmobile!
It seems like anywhere I travel around Las Vegas, I come across more road construction be it the freeways or sub streets. It’s annoying but what can we do about it. As with southern states, the work can progress all year round too. I sometimes think that the workers being unionised are simply milking as much cash from the job as possible.
Here are a few older photos from my collection in 2017. Did I ever tell you that after my third and final divorce, I deleted gigs of photography taken during that marriage? That is five years of photography. Why? Pain. Anger, Anguish. Sorrow. And some of those feelings are still with me today regardless of my certainly making some stupid choices. In retrospect, I am actually grateful to be a single man again. It’s wonderful to have full control over each area of my life.