This photo might seem silly soon, because when I foraged out to get a photo of this rare blossom, I saw that the entire cholla is covered in buds. So there might be photos of cholla in full bloom soon.
But for now, this is the first, and therefore special.
I'm off to Denver today, to my mom's house, to help clean it out for the Big Sell. She and her David have been crazy busy fixing the place up to put it on the market at the beginning of July. Stepfather David instructed me to bring the biggest car we own. Or to borrow a bigger one. He's big on getting rid of stuff.
Most will go into storage right now, until my mom buys a "little jewel box of a condo" to house her art. That's the most important part.
People are predicting that this will be emotional, but I think we're ready. It helps that my David and I purged last year when we moved. The house was the first my mom bought, and therefore special, but it's not the last.