Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday Vegas Valley Sunset Wednesday Rain

We have been having some weird and beautiful weather and skies the last couple of days. Here is last nights sunset from our front yard. 
I will let them speak for themselves.

 Wednesday morning about 6:00 looking out over The Wetlands The storm is about over Lake Mead directly east of us. 
 By 7:15 our TV went off due to lack of signal, then the rains came accompanied by loud claps of thunder. And then it hit us. These are taken from the TV when it had signals. When it rains in the desert you have problems. 
 Shorts and an umbrella. Out for a walk in the rain. 
 Several accidents, people just don't believe water can move a car. Plus a lot of cars stalled out. 
 More like something we'd see in Indiana than Las Vegas.
This is an intersection we drive through all the time. Glad we weren't out today.  
Needless to say we didn't take the Jeep in for it tires nor did we pick up the RV. Tomorrow is another day. It rained hard for a couple of hours. With more forecast for the rest of the week. Today it was only 99 - but with the humidity it was worse than when it was 114!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Just busy work today.

Last nights sunset. How much prettier when there are clouds in the sky.
The clouds were from the spotty rain we had. in the south west part of the valley they had a cloud burst. Street flooded, trees down, cars stalled. Here now at drop.
Managed to get out this morning before it got too hot and took a short walk. Need to do that more often. 
Also worked on my window in the garage while it was still bearable out there. Got the border glass rough cut. Now i needs to be ground into final shapes. Unless it gets a lot cooler that will wait for a while. 
Also worked on my second pillow. Had a bright idea for the ruffle around the edge. One of those ideas that about half way through doing it it didn't seem like such a bright idea any more. But it will look cute. 
We got the tires for the Jeep so guess that will be on our agenda - take it in to get them put on. Tomorrow will be an "exciting day" we will get the new tires put on the Jeep and we will pick the RV up from the dealers! - Time to go somewhere?
Had to put gas in the Mustang so stopped at the station on the corner where all the metal sculptures are. While Bill put the gas in I took some close ups of a few of the sculptures. A better look at the tree I posted about yesterday.  See the dark clouds in the background, storming over Boulder City and the lake.
 Here I have four of them. The tree, the green and pink plant and the blue bush. The fourth one is way to the right where the lady is walking. It is a raised tree sort of thing. 
 A look at the bottom of the three sunflowers. It says David - over some strange stuff. 
 The mean looking bird perched on one of the flowers. 
I also went inside the station to ask about them. The day maintenance man makes them. He had already gone home when we were there. Will have to stop to talk to him some time during the day. Would love to meet him. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vegas in the summer.

It is cooling down, only 110 yesterday late afternoon. Parts of the valley got heavy rain, we didn't even see any. But there is rain in the forecast for the next five days! And MAYBE even one day below 100. Will believe that when I see it. by late afternoon the sky around us is getting a little darker. Thought I even heard a rumble of thunder. 
 Took this last night, missed the nicest part of the sunset but did manage to get one of the micro bursts of rain. See it coming down there on the right. 
 Bill was up bright and early this morning and managed to catch part of the sunrise. 
 My favorite corner near us where all the metal sculptures come and go has a new one,. It took me a while to realize it wasn't a real shrub but a metal one. Too bad there was so much in the background. See how real the top of it looks. 
 A closer look at it. Looks like bed springs for the leaves. 
Watched NASCAR yesterday. My favorite driver has to quit making mistakes if he wants to make the playoffs this year. Two speeding penalties. But at least a Gibbs car won.
Been working on my second pillow off and on. Should get it done this week. Just have to finish and attach the ruffle. 
I'm reading an Erma Bombeck book "Forever Erma" [Barnes & Nobel Nook $1.99] It is a compilation of her old newspaper columns. I'd forgotten how funny she was. And some of the things she said that were funny and fine then are sure not PC any more. Too bad we've become such an uptight society.
Today starts the 4-side inspection by the management of our section of the park. Wonder what they will find this time that we need to take care of. We do have five dead plants still in the ground by front door. Don't want to replace them until the weather is a little friendlier to transplanting.