Depending on where you live, this image is either very strange or very normal. I have lived most of my life in the desert. Now, that I live in Utah, technically, since the average rainfall in Provo is between 19 and 20 inches a year, I no longer live in a desert. But it is much drier than this hillside on Vancouver Island, B.C. where the average rainfall is closer to between 36 and 37 inches a year. Some of the locations on Vancouver Island average almost 140 inches of rainfall a year. I could get used to that.