For the past four days we have been in the place where these things grow and the summer day temperatures are regularly well over 100 degrees. It's a place where the tree leaves are tiny, the trunks are green, the grass is nonexistent, and the sunset skies are truly deep turquoise.
We have been driving between Phoenix and Los Angeles. It was a quick and unexpected trip and we are tired. But the nice thing about it is that the New Boy and his mama are here with us.