I meant to show you these at the time, but I forgot.. I'm forgetting a lot of things lately.
It was a scruffy, tired looking cactus that a friend gave us. One of the leaves grew and grew, produced a green egg-shaped end, which suddenly blossomed into this beautiful flower. I had no idea such a plain looking plant could produce something so wonderful. I'm told that if we let the plant rest up against a tree, the leaves will attach themselves and eventually we'll have a flowering cactus growing up the tree.