Usually the desert is pretty dull - but springtime brings some green and many blossoms.
Cactus at night are a little scary - especially when you see one out of the corner of your eye with it "hands" up. Some get 40 feet tall.
Our villa (shown in white) is in the foothills west of Tucson.
During the summer - walking in the desert really dries you out with temperatures in the 100s. But in the springtime it is 70s with a nice breeze. Both times - it is bone dry. In some places - they must drill over 1000 feet down to hit water.