Notice how dry the hills in the background are – this is late August and about the only green, like the lawn in the foreground, stays that way because of irrigation. In the Spring, those hills are green & covered with a variety of pretty wildflowers. The row of trees in the picture are along the bank of the river which. We have the dubious privilege of owning “riverfront property”. In other words, we pay taxes on it but can’t use it . . . government at work!