Copago: If that's a species of agave, then the picture you took IS of the "flowers". In that photo they appear to have finished their bloom. Although they're called century plants because they were previously thought to bloom only once every 100 years, they usually do it between 7 and 20 years of age (but only once in their lifetimes).
Argus: cool rocks!
Spanish Liz: when I was a kid, we had two cats (at the same time). The big black male "Shadow" didn't seem to mind the walking harness at all - in fact, if he saw you getting the leash off the wall hook, he'd head for the door and wait for you. The little female named "Sin" (because she was evil lol), on the other hand, would fight and fight and fight and fight ... and then would just lie down and refuse to get up (which meant you either had to drag her down the sidewalk or pick her up and carry her and get bitten/clawed all the way home lol).
Divine: very nice postings. Love the roses especially!
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