It's been about 1,000 degrees here this week, really brutal. Al Gore would seriously be proud, or terrified, or both.
We're hearing rumblings about it being a little better today. The one fringe benefit we've noticed has been that the large rose bush in our backyard seems to have enjoyed the heat and is now fully in bloom.
I wandered out this morning to get this shot, but believe me when I say the view is even better from inside the house, through the windows, in the air conditioning, holding a drink, with ice.