I am still not all that skillful with a camera, but I have improved considerably since taking these pictures.
Okay. Good. Looks to me like I can post slide shows here.
By the way, it rains now. And rains. It is wonderful. The following photos are of a striking cactus blossom on my patio. The first two are of the strange looking bud, which developed over days. The second two are of the blossom, which fell open yesterday. It is already wilting today.