Last year we received quite a bit of rain, especially for a place called the Valley of the Sun. DH and I noticed that we had some lovely little purple flowers springing up in the back yard. We don't know what they are, some sort of wild ground cover I suppose, as the backyard is a bit on the wild side. I see no point in putting in grass in the desert, so whatever seeds the birds or the winds bring is what grows back there.
DH and I thought about how lovely the yard would be if the little purple flowers choked out the other weeds and became our "lawn." Lo and behold- it's rained a lot this year too and look what we have now. . .