The desert is a place of amazing beauty that few people see and fewer appreciate. Yes, it is a different kind of beauty than Yosemite or even the Grand Canyon, but the desert has a certain charm that once you recognize it, will always appeal to you.
For example there is something about a sunrise or sunset in the desert that few other places can match. The dry air and open quality of the land make for some amazing light. It is something to see.
It can also be scenic even in the harsh light of mid day. I know that is not normally when I photograph but when I look at these two I find a certain beauty to these scenes. I can imagine that in the right sunset, these places could be stunners even if at first glance it is nothing more than desert.