I was driving past my neighbor's house and noticed that ALL of their torch cactus flowers had opened at once! I had to pull over and take this photo of the beautiful profusion of flowers. And I am glad that I did. A few hours later they were all wilted and closed up - done for another year. I was lucky to have caught them at just the perfect moment. Oh Tucson is so beautiful right now with everything in bloom.
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. (: