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!

About John

John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the WP.com side. Thanks for visiting my website!

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