One of the many species of prickly pear:
I had a hard time getting something to show how large these ones are -- the blooms are about the size of a dessert plate:
Arizona wildflowers (some of them, anyway):
I am tired. I almost didn't go to the gym this morning, but I managed to get up and go. About an hour before my alarm went off, every animal in the house decided it was time to come and walk on me, including Bo. I tried desperately to ignore them, and even managed to doze a little (and dreamed, but now can't remember it, but it was odd), and then the alarm went off. While feeding three STARVING cats, I almost talked myself into going back to bed, but I was strong.
I have spent the last two hours of the last three days basically twiddling my thumbs at work. I really think we have too many people working these hours, we don't NEED people much past 3:30. *sigh* At least I don't HATE the switchboard duties when I have one at my own desk.
I'll see if I can go to bed early tonight.
I inadvertently gave Churro the Best Cat Toy Ever by leaving the top of a sparkling wine bottle (the twisty metal thing over the cork) on the counter. He's having a ball.
Bonus picture--another shot of Churro being handsome in the quilt: