This is a surprise photo. Sometimes I take a photo for one reason and find that the photo includes a surprise. This one has a Praying Mantis. See if you can find it. We were very surprised to see a prickly pear cactus blooming in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. We realize that Opuntia can grow just about anywhere, but it is still a treat to see a flower we so much associate with our home in Mesa, Arizona for so many years.