Okay, so the view out our new windows are not as cool as in Chicago. We can see the mountains from a few windows if we stand on a milk crate and crane our necks to the left. (Photo coming on the mountains, not our necking craning, soon.)
Most of the other windows reveal other houses. Whoopee.
One thing we have, though is a front and back yard. I should have taken a picture of the bougainvillea in back before I hacked it down, but large chunks of it were dying from lack of watering. (The house we’re in was unoccupied for months and the landscape wasn’t getting properly watered.)
Just after we arrived, though, a heavy monsoon rain encouraged one of our numerous desert sages to bloom. Soon after, bees arrived in force.