Summer started a little over a week ago, and here in Las Vegas we have had 5 days of 110 degrees F already.  In an average year we have between 7 and 9 days (depending on the source) of 110 or higher.  The record is 29 days, from way back in 1940.  Yesterday was a mere 109, and might be the one day that keeps us out of the record books.

Nevada has some mountains worth visiting that allow people to escape the heat, but if this continues, I’ll be heading off towards further destinations.  The photo above, was taken near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  I like this one because of the shadows of the trees being cast across the falls, in addition to the shapes and motion of the water.  This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.