In an effort to warm my bones, warm my mind, I've searched my files for my warmest looking photos. I chose these blooms of the prickly pear cactus that seems to thrive around the sunny glades of my land. Here they are just soaking up the sun. May we all soak up sun sometime soon. Try to be optimistic under the skies of gray. Yesterday graced us with frozen pipes followed by a monumental water show in the well-house. After some soaking wet work and good help we have water today and sanity. Today is better than yesterday. Here's to surviving the winter.