I'm pleased to announce that the wizards over at Blogger have fixed the Safari glitch and now I can post pics without having to fire up Firefox. woohoo! Here are a few pics that I've taken. I happen to use these as desktop images. The first one is of Red Mountain, looking south from the X-15 crash site. That hill sits just to the east of the tiny town of Red Mountain, CA which is a neighbor of the small towns Randsburg and Johannesburg. I tend to get bluer skies over the Mojave desert in the early morning hours.
The second photo is of the Panamint Dunes in Death Valley National Park. I took it from a remote viewing point off highway 190, to the west of Panamint Springs. I used the 12x zoom on the camera and was pleased with the image stabilization. Here's a Google Maps link to that area. The dunes are the dime-sized crusty white spot in the upper right of the map satellite image.
The third photo is of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley. I like that place a lot. It was 10 am and already over 100 deg. Here's a Google Maps link for the playa.