See, there ARE beautiful things in the desert:
The photography is not the greatest.
These are all in my yard. The first one: an Hibiscus. I LOVE orange Hibiscus. The second one, I have no idea what it is called, but we just planted this tree, and it has these wonderful yellow bell flowers on it (it's not the yellow bells bush, it will be a full sized tree one day...) and the third, again, I don't know the name, but I love looking out my kitchen window and seeing these beauties.
What are the pretty things in your yard?