Yesterday evening I was sitting out on the verandah having a salad and a glass of wine when I glanced over at the multitude of buds on the night blooming cereus plant. I swear, I could see the buds opening ever so slightly. They seemed to move as I watched them. The buds were changing before my eyes. This is the night they will open! I got my camera and took a few shots of the closed buds.
|5:30 pm the buds are still closed|
|The flowers are beginning to open|
Back out to the garden to check on the blooms. It is 9:30 pm and they are all wide open. So exciting!
|So many beautiful blooms.|
|Huge, hand sized blooms. Fabulous!|
|7:00 am it's all over. The blooms are closed and drooping downward.|
Such a miracle to catch this process in a matter of a few hours.