During this cold cold winter weather, I look back at the warm desert with palm trees, cactus and succulents everywhere. While in Palm Springs in November I photographed a few prickly and smooth plants for future reference. This small succulent appealed to me with its blue/gray/green color in the mature plant. Early growth is kind of a pale gray and as it ages, pinks and reds become apparent. This rendition has been painted with colored pencils.