…tonight i had the absolute pleasure to witness mother nature at her gracious best…
…the Night Blooming Cereus… or Moon Flower… or Queen of the Night…
…really nothing does justice to the sheer beauty and perfume of this flower… which blooms for one night only, for about 6hrs, and emits the most thickly sweet perfume….
…how simply divine!!!
and thanks to my friend alex who gave me this plant from Byron Bay many years ago… and which i’ve thoroughly neglected over time…it managed to produce a bud last summer which i enthusiastically accidentally snapped off while trying to protect the plant… and now.. this summer.. after 3 buds appearing…(and 2 falling off), one and only one managed to emerge in absolute glory tonight, 12th Jan 2009!!!!
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taken with my:-
a piece of toilet paper wrapped around the flash
a desk lamp
2 pieces of black cardboard
and a giant smile on my face
…another attempt 12 months later at daybreak