This card might technically be a savanna but what Jessica wrote about was living in a desert! She was getting ready to leave for a long break in the US and wrote "when I was plotting this card I was about as stressed as possible and in fire fighting/crisis mode" Sounds like a place devoid of life to me! Don't worry about our heroine though, she went on to reflect about having made a lot of progress in one year living in Ghana. She added that December often makes her nostalgic. I agree, being with family makes memories surface and winter makes us stay inside and slow down. Both add to the recipe for warm feelings of nostalgia.