Not that it has been an especially difficult winter here this year, in fact, it has been very un-wintery. But I stumbled across this photo and it got me dreaming about summer. Growing up in Las Vegas summers meant waking up at 5:00am to stock cinder block (or whatever other college motivating job my Dad would get me). In Las Vegas it is 90 degrees by 5:00am. This would continue until the last month of summer which consisted of getting up at 5:00am to go run sprints and other fun stuff followed by eating and sleeping followed by more sprints and fun stuff at noon followed by more eating and sleeping followed by more fun, eating, and sleeping. And when I say fun I mean absolute vomit inducing misery.
In Reno, as an adult (or so they tell me) summer is quite different. While there is the occasional physical suffering it is usually self inflicted and voluntary. But my favorite part is the evenings. Reno gets pretty hot but the second the sun starts going down and the breeze picks up it is absolutely glorious. Not to mention there is nothing like the sunsets in the desert.
The above photo is a 28 photo panorama looking East from my backyard while drinking a beer.
Hope everyone is making the best of their snowless winter.