These are sabras (prickly pears) that grow in Israel. People born in Israel are called sabras because they are prickly on the outside but sweet on the inside.
I took this picture in Jerusalem today. I went on a walking tour of the Har Hazeitim (Mt. of Olives) cemetery where I have an ancestor buried. It was a beautiful day. I hope to be posting more about that trip soon.
For now, it seems appropriate to post this in honor of Ruby Tuesday which I learned about from Ilana-Davita and Here in HP.