In the corner of our bedroom on a low table sits a pot bearing a disheveled and wild night blooming cereus plant that we brought from Texas 18 years ago. We finally found the proper location in the house for this exotic specimen to thrive and bloom. Tonight was such a night; a single bud matured slowly over several weeks from a small, barely visible little bump on the side of a leaf into a ripened bud, ready to burst forth at dusk. Over the course of an hour or two this beauty unfolded to our watchful eyes, delighting our senses.
What made tonight special was that Chris and Heather were able to witness this magnificent one-of-a kind show with us tonight; a first for them.
We're in for at least one more show this summer. Nestled down in the wild and crazy tangle of this plant is another bloom, in gestation.