Can’t Find That One Theme!

There are thousands of themes available on and I’ve been sifting through them since my upgrade to WordPress Business. I’m adjusting to the changes and  can’t say now that it sucks but what annoys me is that regardless of so many free themes, I can’t find one that meets my criteria for both function and form.

Add to that that I’m an el’ cheapo that won’t spend the thirty or more dollars to purchase a theme specifically designed to work with the WordPress platform. Not just yet anyway, perhaps next month? The current theme I’m using is called Gather and was purchased sometime during 2016 and also the theme I keep returning to as it just works on all levels.

Turning Up The Heat!!

The next seven days will see Las Vegas Valley deep within an Excessive Heat Warning. After four years living in Las Vegas Valley, I don’t see this as anything unusual but it’s nothing to be toyed with either. I saw one hundred eight degrees today, the forecast for the next week predicts high temperatures around one hundred fifteen degrees. Stay hydrated and indoors when possible!

So then, would you want to live here? Could you take the Las Vegas heat? 

The Palm Outside My Window

A Mexican Fan Palm

A photo of a Mexican Palm around the corner from my place. I used the Nikon D3300 with the 70-300mm lens then processed it with the Nik software, I think it was made by Google? It was once for sale but is now free of charge. I used the Silver Efex software. I never have a specific goal in mind when using that software, rather just flip through the effects and apply that which I like. I like this photo with it’s very much antique photo appearance.

As I write this, it’s barely eleven thirty AM, and it’s already almost one hundred one degrees out there! It’s supposed to be one hundred nine degrees today and one hundred fifteen by this coming Tuesday, there are high heat advisories already issued by the National Weather Service since yesterday. Wether like this has me worried for certain people here in the valley, mostly the homeless as there are sadly so many of them. And also the tourists.

Those tourists visiting during our summer months may not be aware of the dangers of the very dry heat. Don’t the five percent humidity and it’s a dry heat thing fool you. Heat is heat. And kill you it will. Always carry plenty of water with you on the Strip or elsewhere, and take shade whenever possible. Staying well hydrated is paramount here in the Mojave Desert, even in the cooler months. I’m staying indoors today and have finally had to turn on that costly A/C!