Ron and I have been waiting and watching for one of our newer cactus plants to "give birth". We were both so excited when a little stub began to protrude from the plant. Day after day the appendage grew larger until suddenly there it was!
It seemed like we had waited forever for it to bloom and then over night it just appeared!
Then the worst possible thing happened. . . . . .it started to wilt and shrivel throughout the day. The gorgeous flower that we had waited and waited for simply ceased to exist. After a little research on the internet I read that the flower blooms at night then dies. and that is that. All of that beauty here one hour and gone the next. Like life. . . . . . .never take what you have for granted.
The good news. . . . . . .there is another bud. We have one more chance to sit and marvel at the flower that lives for just a night!