Since I’m staying around the house today, I took some (redundant) photos of my Mexican Fan Palms in the backyard and the Mediterranean Fan Palm out front. The fronds are so green, it’s amazing! It’s now overcast but no rain as yet, probably late today or tonight. 🌴🌵🌞😎
Here is another photo from yesterday on the top floor of the parking deck. The clouds were still hanging low in the morning, it became sunny later in the day which leads me to say that this morning is gloriously sunny but the NWS says there is a huge batch of rain moving north from California that will bring possible flash flooding to Las Vegas late today and into tomorrow.
And I just cleaned my truck up again dammit! Hey, we need the rain so badly, bring it on. The desert southwest has been in a terrible drought for a very long time now. I wish we could get enough rain to keep Lake Mead at full pond where it hasn’t been since the 1980’s.
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… 🌴🌵
I snapped these two photos this afternoon, you are looking north to northeast at the Las Vegas Range on the north end of the valley. Gass Peak at 6,943 feet is hidden in those clouds. Beautiful!
I awoke to a soaking backyard this morning, this stuff will be here all week which sucks.
I saw this on the way to the mailbox this afternoon. 😎🌴🌵
As promised by the NWS, the rains arrived early today and are apparently going to hang around Las Vegas for the next several days. Any rain is a great blessing here as the desert southwest has been in a terrible drought for too many years now. What I don’t like is the rain messing up my clean truck! It stays clean for two weeks at a time under ‘normal’ circumstances, I’m happy the rains have come..
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. 😎
As much as the rain is seriously needed, I prefer it doesn’t rain. Gray skies make me feel depressed…
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It’s such a beautiful day today I just had to get my bum out of the house! I am aware that the photo of the Strip is redundant but I want to show you how clear the valley looks on these very windy days here. The gusts are around forty miles per hour, not as strong as other windy days but look how clear it is looking east! The other photo is looking northeast where you see the Las Vegas Range which tops out about 6000 feet high, the photo/lens doesn’t render them that way though.
I need the 70-200mm zoom lens!
Taken well after dark last night, the moon was the sun in my backyard. Looks a bit ethereal eh?