It’s Sunday afternoon now. Friday night, you feel like forever ago, but that’s when I got the call.
My father-in-law called to let me know his night-blooming cactus was about to open its huge flowers, so at 9 pm or so, I went to photograph the obscenely beautiful and dinner-plate-size flowers open to their one-night only show.
This Cereus species is a vining, epiphytic cactus, though it is rooted in the ground and just uses, in this case a palm tree, for support.
Night-blooming and white means it is pollinated by a bat, large moth, or both.