You've seen the view from my porch before. Here's another:
Arizona summers are very surreal. They bring fantastic displays like this, huge bugs, like the one below (it's shown a bit smaller then life size) and super heated air, which as the monsoon progresses, becomes more and more humid. By August we'll all be ready for it to be over (it won't be), but about that time, the cicadas should start buzzing incessantly.
To truly experience the summer here, you've got to get out in it. Normally, Phoenicians are exposed to their Venusian environment for a few seconds as we move from climate controlled homes to cars and into other buildings. Try going outside around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Use sunscreen, drink water and above all, stay in the shade. Good luck.
The weekend was full of creatures, with June Bugs,
and a poodle named Moses with too much detail for this page.