The Nighblooming cereus in my backyard has finally bloomed!  It only blooms once a year at nightfall, and by dawn it is already wilted.  So if you don't have a careful watch, you could miss seeing this beautiful flower entirely.  How sad would that be to wait another whole year.  Only a couple of buds opened up last night, so there are still a few more that will blossom in the next couple of days.  This time I'm going to try sit outside and watch them bloom in action if I can.  Afterwards, if we're lucky it will produce some dragon fruits.  I'm crossing my fingers they will come!