Oooh. It's a Dutchman's pipe cactus, also called a night blooming cereus. It only blooms once, and at night. The blooms fade in the morning. If you're really patient and have about 5 hours, you can sit there and watch it slowly bloom.
Cousin Q nicely moved the flower onto a table so I could take better pictures.
This shot reminds me of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.
My fuchsia daytime cereus. The blooms are also very, very similar to dragonfruit flowers, which also blooms at night.
1 year ago today, squid guts, beef tongue, and fish cheeks at Izakaya Haru Ulala - Los Angeles (Little Tokyo).