By the Morning Light

Today’s photo is of a Peruvian Cereus in our back yard that blooms only at night.  I’ve been watching the pods form over the past week in hopes that at least one would produce a flower.  Before the serious freeze we had a couple of years ago, this particular plant bloomed 37 times in one year.  It was so beautiful!  But now I’m feeling grateful to see this one bloom.  There’s a few other pods but they don’t look like they’re going to get large enough to actually produce flowers.

Since they bloom at night, one has to get up really early to catch them before their petals close up.  So I did.  This one was rather low to the ground so it’s as good a shot as I could get without lying on the rocks.  Ouch!  Namaste’

 

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