I have heard it asked, “Why is Arizona so brown?” There is brown here. However, if you look, you will find a full palette of color.
There is also the blue of lakes, like Lake Pleasant near Phoenix.
Even in the driest parts of the desert, the cacti conspire to add amazing color.
Purple Phacelia in North Mountain Preserve, Phoenix.
Desert Globe Mallow in bloom.
Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek Canyon Redrock near Sedona.
Lush forest on Mt. Lemmon near Tucson.
Young poppy in the desert
Ponderosa forest on the Colorado Plateau of northern Arizona