The center of the bloom is very interesting. It has a lot of stamens that are close together making it look like a tongue. This seems to be the highlight of my garden at the moment.
Not sure what this cactus is. I bought it at a garage sale last summer and it was not blooming at the time. I thought it was a barrel cactus but I looked at pictures on line and it does not look like one. Anyhow the flower opened this morning. I have been waiting and checking every day to see its progress and today was the day. Its really pretty I think.(-: I hope you enjoy it too(-: