The natural vegetation gets fairly dry and ugly this time of year in Arizona, so it's hard to imagine these prickly pears would look so pretty in the dead heat of summer! It's Christmas in July!
By the way, I'd already written this post when I saw Tom in Cancun's post by the same title. I thought Christmas in July was just a phrase people used. Little did I know that some people do a special Christmas in July celebration in the summer. This prickly pear photo might be perfect on some Christmas notecards!