I have a lot of plants. That's nice, because it allows me to grow and experience a wide range of different cacti and other succulents. However, it also means there are so many plants to care for that it is difficult to spend time with any one individual plant. That's not nice. For the past several years I have enjoy my plants en masse, but missed the individuals. Within the last few months I have realized that I am missing out on really seeing, and enjoying my plants as individuals. Today I got up close and personal with one of my Lithops fulviceps. I had forgotten how attractive this species can be, especially when it is endowed with a grand network of wonderful red lightning bolt streaks that dance between the bluish-gray warts. Beautiful in every sense of the word.