OK, so you want more warm? I’ll give you more warm. It wasn’t at its hottest—it was only late May—but anything more than a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals was too much to wear.
Sunscreen and a good sun hat were absolutely mandatory for anyone exposed to the direct sun for more than a minute or two. Oh, and good sunglasses as well, of course.
Almost nothing was growing except a very few very scrubby trees and nothing was moving that I could see except for one darkling beetle (family Tenebrionidae) that was traveling so fast across the hot ground that I almost couldn’t catch a photo of it with any detail.
It’s Israel, in the Judean Desert, bordering the Dead Sea (below), which is so named because its salinity is so high (340 grams per liter) that no life forms can exist in its waters.
Among its claims to fame are that it is not only the saltiest, but also the lowest place on earth (417 meters below sea level). There. Does that help? Are you warmer now?