and it was all yellow

Graveyards are different here. Most often, there's no grass, just dirt. The National Cemetery waters its grass, but Rosario Cemetery — which is directly adjacent — has been replacing grass for gravel, to conserve water (to much local dismay). Most smaller graveyards forego grass, and any watering is reserved for the trees. To my east-coast eye, it makes them look a little sad.

With all the rain we've be having lately, there have been a lot more wildflowers. Alongside roads, in the arroyos and open spaces. And in Fairview Cemetery along Cerrillos Road. I guess the seeds can stay dormant until conditions are right, but who knew this patch was primed for such a display?