Prior to coming to Japan, I lived in Tucson, AZ. This photo was taken on June 23, 2005 almost exactly 6 years ago. Judging by the clouds it was a hot, hot day in Tucson. Much like today here in Amagasaki where I write this post. The heat is different back in Arizona. It's dry. It feels different on the skin. Japan is much more sticky.
**Looking back is going to be an irregular post from my pre-Japan (pre-Flickr) photography of the deserts and detritus of the western United States.