Please, please, please make it rain! (at Tucson, Arizona)

Please, please, please make it rain! (at Tucson, Arizona)

On the wall in my office for the last 20 years. It’s a good thing to remember.

On the wall in my office for the last 20 years. It’s a good thing to remember.

Fresh sheets. Best husband ever.

Fresh sheets. Best husband ever.

Cocktails at lunch on a day off. It’s a civilized summer here in the Old Pueblo.  (at Prep & Pastry)

Cocktails at lunch on a day off. It’s a civilized summer here in the Old Pueblo. (at Prep & Pastry)

Perfect lunch. Grilled cheese with tomatoes and mint pesto. Tomato and basil bisque.  (at Prep & Pastry)

Perfect lunch. Grilled cheese with tomatoes and mint pesto. Tomato and basil bisque. (at Prep & Pastry)

Blue skies, sunshine and heat are back. #missingthemonsoon

Blue skies, sunshine and heat are back. #missingthemonsoon

M Cooper and his “dingo” (a rawhide bone). Hours of entertainment ensue.

M Cooper and his “dingo” (a rawhide bone). Hours of entertainment ensue.

Lunch. Grilled artichokes with lemon aioli.  (at North La Encantada)

Lunch. Grilled artichokes with lemon aioli. (at North La Encantada)

"The happiest place on earth" to have coffee with friends on Saturday morning. (at Epic Cafe)

"The happiest place on earth" to have coffee with friends on Saturday morning. (at Epic Cafe)

Rain on the patio first thing this morning. It’s a great way to start the day!

Rain on the patio first thing this morning. It’s a great way to start the day!