The hilly area across the street from the apartment complex where I stayed in La Jolla looks more in keeping with the natural vegetation of this area than does the green grass by the apartments. The contrast between the adjacent areas is interesting. I was told the ocean is on the other side of the hill and I was temped to climb up the hill to see the view but didn't want to run into any wild life that might live on the hill.
I live in a state whose nickname is the Green Mountain State and am used to vibrant green several months of the year. When I first saw the beige dried grass I thought how dull but after a few days I found it attractive.
Another view of the grass covered hill.
Birds of paradise and green lawn at the apartment complex.
Tan grass against a very blue sky.
Houses at the top of the hill.