Site Introduction

Welcome to my Photo Gallery. With more than 1,399 posts and counting, many containing multiple pictures, I estimate that there are now more than 6,000 pictures on a wide variety of subjects scattered throughout the site that have received more than 285,700 page views. Because most of the pictures shown here have been captured while hiking areas in and around Las Vegas, the site has somewhat evolved into more of a hiking journal; listing and describing the places I have visited. There are five ways to find stuff on the site. [1] To locate a page on a specification place or subject, use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box located in the upper left side of the home page. For additional ways to locate specific pages ... {click "Read more" below}


Recently Added Pages

July 2017 Posts (by Category & Title
NEW - Bellagio Botanical Garden -Bellagio's Conservatory Botanical Garden
NEW - Bonanza Trail - Bonanza Trail - Hike Notes For 07032017
NEW - Plants & Flowers - Spreading Phlox (Phlox diffusa)

June 2017 Posts (by Category & Title
NEW - Picture Photos - April - Color on B&W Background
NEW - Picture Photos - My Cousin Johnny Coxon
NEW - Artistic Compositions - Enhancing Landscape Photos
UPDATED - Mt Charleston - Mt. Charleston Loop & Area - Summary Page
UPDATED - Cactus - Jumping Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida)
NEW - Cactus - Eldorado Valley Tiltshift
NEW - Birds - Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
UPDATED - Eldorado Canyon - Techatticup Mining Camp - Summary Page
NEW - Eldorado Canyon - Techatticup Mining Camp - Trip Notes for 05/27/2017
UPDATED - Mt Charleston - Fletcher Canyon Trail - Summary Page
NEW - Mt. Charleston - Fletcher Canyon Trail
NEW - Year in Review - 2016 Year in Review
UPDATED - Joshua Tree Highway - Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area - Summary Page
NEW - Plants-Flowers - Desert Milkweed (Asclepias subulata)

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Daytrip - Bellagio's Botanical Garden and Conservatory

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Each year I try to make a pilgrimage to the Bellagio to view the exhibits in the Conservatory. This year I attended their summer exhibit with my friend Blake Smith. The summer exhibit features its first Italian-inspired display titled "Tour of Italy". Follow this link for pictures and description ... Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden.


Daytrip - Bonanza Trail Hike

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On 07/03/2017 I made my tenth visit to Cold Creek. Today, Jim Herring, her daughter Christina, Bob Croke, Harvey Smith and I decided to head to Cold Creek Nevada to hike the Bonanza Peak trail. Once we reached the town of Cold Creek, we spent a little time looking around for some wild horses that normally populate this area. After a few pictures we then headed up the 2.2 mile dirt road above the town (Camp Bonanza Cold Creek Road) that leads to the trailhead. We made it in Jim's SUV without any trouble. Click here for description and pictures of today's hike ... Bonanza Trail Hike - Notes for 07/03/2017.html.