And I thought Nevada was a ‘moonscape’…

“Sin City” has its glamor and glitz but it can’t compare to the wonders of God’s creation that surround it.  Here are a few pics from our travels in the area… taken mostly at the Valley of Fire and the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, and a few round about coming and going. 
On top of the treat of a trip was the treat of a new camera that offers a 25mm wide angle and an amazing 12X zoom capability.  See what you think ( :
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These are ‘newbie’ Barrel cactus growing on the hillside.  I couldn’t resist stopping to get a closer look.  This so reminded us of our old stomping grounds.  Glorious, sunny, and silent…
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O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Ps104:24
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I had very much fun trotting along in barefeet studying the tiny animal prints along the way, left in the wash from the night visitors…
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Some spots you’ve just got to stop and take note of the grand vistas…
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What does this one remind you of?
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It’s called Elephant Rock.

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Heaven is His throne, and the earth His footstool! (Is.66:1)

P1000398Mesquite! a mainstay of the Arizona desert, is also seen here in the less arid areas.
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Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.  I Chron.29:11
–LS
Thanks for sharing our travels…We were blessed with record breaking warm temps (70F) for this time of year—unknown since 1975!  Thanks be to God who plans our steps ( :

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