From Washington State 13 years ago I relocated to the desert of Tucson, AZ. My first impression was: where are all the trees? The mountains are naked and ugly to look at. Spoiled with the privilege of growing up in a rain forest environment and not even realizing it. I was now starting a new adventure in the desert. I was determined to find the beauty in this dusty, dirty, treeless gem of a place so different then any other I had experienced.