June in LA is a month of gloom. Most days overcast and kind of murky. It can start in May and carry on into July, which is when I shot this on a day-trip into the city earlier this month. Gray sky overhead and the Hollywood Hills in the distance, looking like they're ready to disappear in a fog bank. It's called a marine layer, and it gets monotonous.
But when it gets to 115 degrees out here in the desert, which it has been this past week, you kind of yearn for some of that old "gloom." Doesn't look great, but it's a lot like outdoor air-conditioning. Beats the alternative.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.