I thought the color of these newly-forming Opuntia paddles was neat, so I took a quick pic. Like most opuntias, these have tiny thick leaves as they emerge, which quickly fall off, leaving the big round (thorny!) pads.
"Yes, I'm surprised, too, Linda that we still have so many blooms at this time of year. But I think it is all going to come to an end in a few days. I saw on the long-term weather forecast that the temperature is supposed go below…"