According to Typepad Help, my recent travails with sideways pictures have to do with a painful interaction between the iPhone and Typepad. I have saved these photos in a smaller format in the hopes that they will consent to appear right side up.
Madge bought three small succulents for the pot on our backyard table.
Madge was attracted to the barrel cactus by its beautiful bloom. Guess what! When she got it home, it turned out that Home Depot and GLUED ON an ARTIFICIAL FLOWER to sell the plant! It doesn't bloom until October or November. Madge performed surgery and here's our unadorned plant, waiting to bloom at the proper time (and probably sideways):