Yeah, I can't either.
Anyway, while I was riding around my sister's neighborhood, I noticed that, unlike my neighborhood, nobody was watering their lawns and that all of them had gone dormant. When everyone's lawn is dormant, it looks quite natural. Some of the neighbors are also taking this drought "opportunity" to let their yards go completely, but others have foregone the lawn altogether and have created some nice xeric landscapes which seem to be doing quite well in this challenging season. I don't normally like a yard that is covered in gravel, but I thought this one looked pretty good:
I think it could have been improved by varying the sizes of the gravel, or planting masses of prairie grasses in places, and the placement of the big boulders seemed a little "off" to me, but overall, I thought it looked quite nice.