We visited him and his parents (my son and daughter-in-law) over the Christmas holidays. Had a great visit with them and other family and friends. We even had a White Christmas since their city has had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving, and a few more flurries fell on Christmas Day.
When we returned to Arizona, we brought the cold weather with us. We had a hard freeze two nights in a row, and it has remained chilly during the day. All the plants that could be moved were placed in the garage. Frost cloth was draped on all the others. We've been a little under the weather ourselves since then so I haven't had a chance to see if the cold weather killed any of my favorites. I hope not.
My Christmas Cactus will be blooming soon. They are actually succulents, not cacti, and I hope to get a good picture when the blooms finally open. I need to fertilize it again to help encourage more blooms since there are only about seven buds right now. There should be a lot more than that! It only blooms once a year, even though it takes up space all year and has to be tended to. If it's only going to be showy for one month out of 12, I expect a really GOOD show.
I've been seeing a lot of Red Tail Hawks on the drive to work. They love to sit on the telephone polls to watch for mice and other tasty meals. On Sunday morning a nice sized coyote walked down the sidewalk in front of the house, too. They are plentiful, but I can't seem to get a good picture of any.
I haven't made any New Year's Resolutions (if you don't count the perpetual "lose weight") so maybe my resolution will be to work on getting better blog photos. Which means I need to make a resolution to Blog more.
Hope you had a great New Year's. If you made any resolutions, please post them. Maybe you'll inspire me.