I didn't really find it. But there were some changing colors in the trees, even here in the desert.
With all of these green lawns, it doesn't look much like a desert. Many areas and developments use what is called desert landscaping. Sand and rocks and gravel and cacti. Low water usage. It seems more reasonable to me.
But not here.
This is what is called a golf course community. The homes are all situated close to the golf course that forms the center of this patch of land.
It is beautiful and I'm told the water that keeps it so green is recycled some way so as not to use up the desert's weak supply.
Whenever I meet someone here they always ask "Do you golf?" After all, why else live in such a community. And while I grew up in a tiny town in North Dakota with a 9-hole golf course and I learned to play there, I haven't had a club in my hand for more than 40 years now. Why is too long a story. Maybe some other time.
We just landed in this community because we liked the area and the house. And we have a large green yard that does seem to require a lot of water. So we live quietly and happily here.
Except for our water bill!