never sometimes can really rain in Arizona!
Most winters are quite dry, but when we do get rain, the desert comes alive! These photos were taken at the same location, during (1) a normal year and (2) a rainy year. My yard, like the photo on the left, is natural desert and normally brown. The rain we are getting this week will make the weeds and grasses grow just like the photo on the right. That means the weeds will dry through the summer, and greet me with a big mess of work to do next winter, with hoe and rake. That's no easy chore to clear over a half acre of ground!