After thinking on this for a bit, I thought I'd post my favorite things about living in the desert.
We do have some pretty awesome flowering plants here. This is a Mexican Bird of Paradise. Come winter time, you just cut the bush down to nothing, and it comes back bigger and better the next year.
Yes, we even have our own waterfall in the desert, but only during a good monsoon season.
Wild little things taking their leisure around my house.
Amazing cloud formations during monsoon.
And, of course, gorgeous sunsets!