These are pictures of the night blooming cactus flowers we used to have in our backyard. We only had the cactus until 2009 because it died when we had that extra cold winter weather the next year. The flower up top was taken in the middle of the night...around 10 or 11 PM while the one at the bottom was taken the next morning....around 7 AM. Why so late and early? Because as soon as the sun hits the flower, they start to wilt. We love seeing those flowers. They actually look fake, don't they? Especially the bottom one...it looks like it's made of cloth or something. How I wish we still have that cactus...but we don't. I guess we have to be happy with whatever we have at the moment, eh?