Sometimes it's the small things that give me a smile, like this ornamental grass at the Living Desert. As I got there very early one morning this summer, I noticed the sun playing with the light on them. I stopped to take these photos and continued on my way. Ahhhh...what a way to start the day! A walk through the Living Desert, and a chance to get out and enjoy our cooler temps! It will be HOT, HOT, HOT today and Friday, but temps will start to fall over the Labor Day weekend and by Tuesday, we'll be back into double digits! Nature Notes for Thursday, September 2, 2010.