Last May I joined 5 delightful friends, soul sisters really, for a getaway in Sedona. We were all exhausted from various endeavors and just needed some time in the great outdoors. We took our jeeps 4-wheeling, played tennis, hiked, and one night we even made home made pasta. One afternoon we were walking around the shopping plaza that over looks town and noticed in the landscaping, a small cactus with five fat buds. This meant, in the morning, there would be five amazing white fragrant blooms, the size of lunch plates. This was not to be missed. The following morning, on our way to Flagstaff Extreme (ropes course) we pulled into the plaza and walked quickly to the planter. This had been the spring that Javelina had destroyed every cactus bloom in my own neighborhood, so I was excited at the prospect of five blooms, intact. We were not disappointed. There they were, all wide open, in a perfect circle, no stinky Javalina in sight. I had not brought my own camera, so my sweet friend Veronika lent me hers. We delighted in the circle of blooms, a special gift from God to delight our hearts. The beauty of these blooms will always remind me of that cherished circle of friends and our time together.