is it ever amazing: this night-blooming cactus beside our house.
i mean, it's hideous. and then it produces these gorgeous blooms. just look!
right now it's loaded down with at least 30 blossoms that have either just opened or are getting ready to. i drive by other ugly cacti like this when i shuttle the kids to and from school, and the most buds i've seen on any other one around our neighborhood is about 3 or 4. and that's about how many this particular plant has produced in the past.
i am just stunned. it's so mysterious--the blooms open only once, and then they turn black and fall off.
i am hooked. i love seeing the beauty in such seemingly ugly things. have you ever experienced anything like this? seen something that surprised you like this?