Today the cactus in the front yard bloomed. Probably this will be its one blossom for the year. 一期一会 . (Hi, @fieldwalker!)

Ha! Yes, exactly!

Your austere cactus bloom reminds me:

I grew up in a good sized house with large yards, front and back.

We had a huge cherry tree in the back, heaven for a kid to climb routinely.

Despite its incredible size, without fail, for the ~ 20 years I lived there, we would harvest exactly 1 single cherry per spring.

It was astounding in both its consistency and its poor harvest.

Anyway - your cactus reminded me of this.

Any yes, always enjoy and appreciate today, as we never know when our time will be up. 🤝