Thursday, July 18, 2013

Night Blooming Cactus


Sunday morning, July 14, 2013 we woke up to 48 blooms, hanging 3 stories high in the air, covering the top of the pine tree like a giant bridal bouquet. Every year July through September, I promise myself No More Pics of these magnificent blooms.


I can't help myself, even though I have to attempt to get them in the dark. They are 15 inches tall and 8 inches across...



They hang in groups of two to seven to 5 on a frond... they are only in the tip top of the tree and require me to lean on the fence and look straight up over my head, which is hard to hold the camera still.



if you missed my other TEN post on these flowers... Click HERE



28 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

They truly are beautiful. I've never seen anything like these.

Miss Debbie said...

Amazing!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

They truly are an amazing flower and you do a super job of photographing them. HUM, maybe you could use your hubby as the tripod?
Get him to stand still, put your camera atop of his head... would that work?

Madi and Mom said...

MS mom and I could never tire of this magnificent cactus. You enlighten and brighten our world with all your lovely plants and creativity.
hugs madi your bfff

Ann said...

You need to stop making that promise to yourself. Something this beautiful and amazing should be photographed every year.

Linda said...

They do look like a bridal bouquet and very special. Every time they bloom it must be thrilling and it's not surprising that you want to photograph the amazing sight.

Amy Burzese said...

I would love to see this in person. What a wonderful thing to have in your yard.

TexWisGirl said...

i've been waiting for you to post them! so glad you did. i love seeing these! thanks for the efforts!

Kathy said...

They are definitely spectacular. And a nice collage too.

Susannah said...

I am so glad that you posted them again this year. They are stunning and so enjoyable to us who only see them when you post them. Beautiful photos.

Ginny said...

Yo MUST post them every year! Because each snap from each year is different. Look at me, every year I post the years pansies, forsythias and such and I name them like "Roses 201". Six and seven are my favorites, but four and five are close!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is so beautiful and amazing. How did it get up in the pine tree?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It would be a shame not to get more pictures of these beautiful flowers. Too bad they are so high. I wonder what they look like on the inside.

Rose said...

I would be disappointed if you didn't post them every year...I bet everyone that sees them loves them, no matter if they have seen them before.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They are amazing, Sandra! I don't blame you for taking their picture. Gorgeous.

Deb said...

I never get tired of seeing them....great shots...

SweetMarie said...

They are just beautiful!!! Please don't stop photographing them! I've sat here and looked at them over and over...so pretty!

Red Nomad OZ said...

WOW! Those flowers are AWESOME!! If you need an excuse - or reason - to keep snapping them, think of those of us who NEVER get to see them other than through your blog!

Chatty Crone said...

They look like little lights or sparklers on a tree. They would be nice in a wedding setting. Sandie

LC said...

When you have such exotic "night life" in your babkyard, or at least above your backyard, capturing the botanical displays are again and again is tempting, even mandatory!

I enjoy the new pix!

Betsy Adams said...

Love them, Sandra... Keep on posting them. (Kinda like me and our flowers --which I show over and over. ha ha)... It's your blog --and we love it. SO--don't apologize. The cactus blooms are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine said...

Gosh they just pop out don't they? So pretty!
xo Catherine

Jan Newman said...

Amazing, and worth the neck ache.

diane b said...

Wow I didn't realis how big they are. Its a pity you can't reach them to photograph them against something to show the scale.

Betty Manousos said...

these are truly beautiful!
gorgeous cactus blooms!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat!

Dee said...

What a gift of nature to look forward to each year...they are amazing...

Eva Ason said...

I love seeing these, you have so much beauty around you there in your garden.