Even though the days are still just as hot, there are signs that autumn is in the air, even in the Sonoran Desert.
The quality of light changes as the sun moves lower in the sky, casting longer, deeper shadows.
The nights are almost cool again (almost, but you can tell the change is really coming soon).
In another few weeks, Arizona will become a desired location again. After another hellacious summer, our time to gloat about the weather will return. Like so many other places, autumn~when it finally arrives~is the best time of year here, too.
Footnote: Ugh, I just read this on Wikipedia:
“In the Phoenix area, desert is losing ground to urban sprawl at a rate of approximately 4,000 square metres (0.99 acres) per hour.” Well, that’s depresssing.