The recent abundance of rain has prompted some sweet surprises. Here are two tiny Mammillaria Compacticaulis cacti - also commonly known as Powder Puffs. With their wee crowns of flowers they are enchanting tiny finds that you can spot under protective bushes like Texas Ranger.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: