My dear other half worked from home today and planted two cactii in their white pots to put on the Chinese TV cabinet. I was touched. They are small still, but we chose them for their brilliant shapes. One looks like a hot air balloon and the other a bit like clouds.
The way the spikes grow in their geometric pattern is beautiful. This pic is not very clear, but I love that it sits with the serene black face and the fine porcelain incense burner that my Japanese sister in law gave me.