Keeping cool

Michael recommends an iced Americano this summer–fabulous choice. I’ll second that, though iced green tea with the yummy pebbly ice from Sonic is pretty swell too.

To those Sonoran summer recommendations, I’ll add stock tanks. You can get them at OK Feed on Dodge/Ft. Lowell or Arizona Feeds in South Tucson, and they’re fairly affordable. You can get big ones and trick them out with decks, like our friends Sally and Gregor, or you can keep it simple.

This one’s just right for a couple of people needing to cool off.

Add a backyard pond with skeeter-eating koi and it’s nearly a tropical paradise. Swimming pools are only one way to get a little wet in the desert. Inspired?