I have a couple of concrete benches sitting under the canopy of nearby Chilean Mesquite trees, (Prosopis chilensis) and I like to sit on this one in the evening when it starts to cool off. This is the perfect spot for watching the moon as it moves across the sky. On an early summer night when the moon is full, it is hard to go back in the house. The other bench in located to provide a beautiful view of the setting sun.
This is an odd mixture of Tecoma Stans 'Orange Jubilee' and a Prickly Pear, but I think it works. This unidentified cactus has some pads that are 26 inches wide and 18 inches long, and it keeps its light blue-purple color all year. In the winter, the pad margins are a darker purple.