I took this picture my first full day in Palm Springs, when I took a walk around Ruth and Sherry's Neighborhood. I walked as far as I could towards the mountain, until the road ran out, and got quite sunburned, despite my sunscreen.
Here's the view from Ruth and Sherry's backyard. Right under the bushes is the pool. I should have gotten a picture earlier in the week, because as you can see, the day I took this, the smoke from all the fires had made its way to Palm Springs, and the mountains were covered with smoke.
By the time I left on Saturday, I could actually smell the smoke in the air, and they were giving warnings on the news that people should avoid outdoor exercise. Pretty scary.