July 13, 2019

One Year Ago Today ... Almost, Anyway! Sid and Lexi

Sid the Dog.  Lexi the Dog.

My Faithful Canine Companions just enjoyin' the day about 1 year ago today.  This is a cool feature of Google Photos, when the Photo Assistant compiles past year(s) photos for you.  Great and fun memories.

Oh, the large broken cactus paddles fell off the large Prickly Pear Cactus on the edge of the patio.  It got top heavy last year during the drought, and I lost a bunch of paddles.  But no worries, new growth is replacing what was lost.  That cactus is very healthy and happy in its location!

About Mary Rae Fouts, EA

Mary Rae Fouts, EA provides tax services, insurance consulting, and expert witness services to clients who typically have technical or complex concerns.  She lives in beautiful Pleasant Hill, California with best-husband-in-the-world Jim and Faithful Canine Companions Sid and Lexi.  For more information visit FoutsFinancialGroup.com.

Mary Rae Fouts


  1. Do you eat the pears from the cactus? I had them once in a Mexican restaurant. In a salad. Tasty.

    1. I do not. Not yet, anyway. I need to look up some recipes! I believe you can also peel and eat the paddles when they are small. Apparently they are 'kind of' like jicama. mrf


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