There is great beauty to be found even inside my own small home (they call mine a "cottage" in Cape Town's central City Bowl). This is a cactus plant, the nodules of which are each smaller than the nails on one's little fingers. OBSERVATION: I give wife E (mostly) a small succulent plant for every month's anniversary of our marriage. She takes great delight in them, and amazingly (my personal opinion!) they have all survived.