I had no idea that the cereus outside the front gate had flower buds. Usually I am stalking the flowers and counting the minutes until they open. This morning I was lucky that the bloom hadn’t closed and I could snap a few pictures. Now that I know there are other buds I guess I will be checking nightly for the magic of their opening. I almost forgot to mention that this cereus was over 10 ft. tall. It was up against the house and not stable. We decided to divide it and put at the entrance to the house. Unfortunately the javalina or deer started snacking on it. We fenced it in and it has taken almost a year for it to recover.