You wouldn’t know it, but I shot this photo on the side of a street, with a chain link fence in the background, in Desert Hot Springs. Mindy and I were there in April to check out a vintage store while on the way to the Joshua Tree National Park for a day trip the weekend of her birthday. I still have no idea what this crazy flowering bush (or was it a tree?) is called, but I just loved the bright yellow flowers and white puff balls. To me this image feels appropriate for the start of summer, because it reminds me that there’s nothing quite like the feel of the desert heat on your skin when you first get out of your air conditioned car.