The words "prickly pear" always remind me of The Jungle Book and Baloo the Bear. Anyway, on a recent bike ride, Adam and I noticed this lovely mass of prickly pear in someone's driveway, with the blossoms about to burst open ~~ I'm assuming these are the blossoms? I don't know enough about prickly pear.
And quite by accident I discovered where the sailboat I love lives! "Little Red" (as I call her) is in this slip in the town harbor. She has an inflated boat hanging on the back, obscuring her real name, so I'll just call her "Little Red."