Thursday, May 25, 2017

Metal Plants and Difficult Drones

Hello again from warm and windy Las Vegas. Very warm and very windy. This thermometer is in the shade always. It is about 2:30 - four hours from the hottest part of the day usually. And the wind is back in force - gusting 30 to 40 again. 

Back to Boulder City - I've always wanted to stop at a shop there right on the highway that sells metal yard art. So colorful. So on the way home we stopped. I love the bright colors. Should we have gone with metal instead of real?
Sun flowers, Bird of Paradise, cactus, breaklights etc. etc. All beautiful.
Bronze and green cacti. Some with flowers some without. 
I love him. Maybe next year...
Big animal sculptures too. See them in the background. 
Isn't this a neat idea for a fence.
Colorful cacti.
A flying pig - if I had a place to put him...Maybe hanging in patio?
Daises all in a row. They were about 20 dollars each. 
I've mentioned we've - yes both of us - have been playing with the drones. This time Bill launched it from the street in front of our house looking west. Taken with the camera on the drone. 

Looking east out over the wetlands. We were out just before sunset as it was cooler, not so bright out and no wind - for once. 
We took it up to Red Rock Canyon Park and Bill took lots of movies and snapshots. When we got home we realized they were all in BLACK AND WHITE!!!! So... reset the camera - now it is taking pictures in color again. BUT when I reset the camera it changed the movie format again. Can't use mov files without a lot of fussing. So have to remember to reset the video back to MP4. Someday we'll get some good shots. I did have my little camera with me in Red Rock so will post some pictures from there one of these days. 
Thought this was interesting - Snacks, [can't read] HandWash and Dog Wash.
I am going to make another window for my bathroom, for the big window over the tub.
These are the pattern - one is for cutting the pattern out, the other is to build the window on. Small shot of what window will kind of look like. It will be 45" x 22" when it is done. 

 Stopped at the glass shop today and picked up some green and red glass. Green for the leaves, yellow for 3 of the sunflowers and dark red for one sunflower. I just saw on-line that there are now deep red sunflowers. And the blue for the sky background. Haven't decided on what for the frame yet. It will wait a while though either until we get AC in the garage or the weather cools. 

Our plants are flourishing! Lots of new growth and flowers. 
 We'll see how they do in the heat. 
We got the RV back a day ago and got it all cleaned up, the new mattress in it and things put back in it. Then we asked management here at the park if we could change parking areas. Where it was stored the space was so narrow we barely fit - big RVs on both sides of us. And at an angle...So anyway they said yes so now we are in a space Bill can pull straight into and best of all there are boats on either side. So we have lots of room to open the doors.
The last couple of days we've been planning a road trip. Leaving a week from today. Looking for cooler weather. 


Grandma on the Road said...

Time to head north for the summer!! And I love the rooster and the pig. Hanging from the patio would be nice since you don't have any big trees. Judy

SandyM said...

All interesting stuff - could you mix some of the metal things in with the live flowers and plants? How do you transfer the small picture to make the large pattern - I am challenged as to crafts and such.

Carol and Bill said...

I have a resizing software program for enlarging patterns

Carol and Bill said...

Unfortunately we cannot stay gone. Mainly we are going up in altitude - so it still might be warm.