We are from the East Coast, where there is plentiful grass covering everyone's yard. When we went to New Mexico for a vacation, we stayed in an AirBnB outside of Santa Fe. Of course, being that this is in the desert, our front yard was full of cacti. This wasn't the first time I had come across cacti, but it was interesting to walk out the front door and off the porch and just see a bunch of cacti in our front yard. Even though both are green, it really reminds you that you are out in the west when you see this scenery.