I have lived in the desert my whole life, and sometimes am still taken aback by the beauty of it. This year I decided to get out and get a few pictures before summer sets in (by about mid-April, no doubt) and it gets too warm to be out. I found this bird hanging out on the Saguaro cactus, which make great homes for birds and are also very pretty to look at when they bloom.
Below is a picture of flowers growing in the most random place, a pile of rocks. But that shows the wonder and surprise that takes place in the desert.
And this is something that I love. No matter where you look in the valley, there are mountains everywhere. It makes for a beautiful view! You can see the mountains in the background as I stood on a different mountain. The only drawback to living amidst millions of other people is the resulting air quality, which can be seen here.