We've discovered that there is a little oasis near our home. If we hike on into the juniper trees, sage brush, and occasional pinion, we eventually come to a beautiful green field. A little farther, down in a gully, is a river surrounded by big non-desert trees, dandelions, grasses, reeds, and cattails. Water. Green. It is indeed a magical place. We've found ourselves venturing over there every couple days. The desert is a beautiful place, but a break from the dust and the dry is blissful.
How lovely it is to find a special place and indulge in some timeless fun there.
We've also been bringing home handfuls of beautiful desert flowers. It may not be green, but it has such beauty!