This is one of the cactus' in my front yard. Mr. Cactus put Christmas lights on it to make it more festive for the holidays. It's an Argentine Saguaro, and stands about knee high.
This is what this cactus looks like in early spring. The flowers come out mainly at night, and like to close up during the daylight hours. Mr. Cactus said this plant got 64 flowers on it last time it bloomed. People drive by our house and sometimes take pictures.
Our backyard plants look about the same. A few days ago it was 62 degrees here, and I had a Christmas party for the young women of our church. We went hot- tubbing up on the hill, and one girl even jumped in the pool. Don't think we'll be doing that this week!
We are not prepared to handle snow in this area, so I figured it was a good idea to hunker down and stay close to home. I made a few more tea towels and hot pads for Christmas gifts.