Friday, August 30, 2013

Night Blooming Cactus in Stages


top right square is Wed at 3 PM I counted the buds that looked like they would bloom that night, took a photo at 3 pm, again at 8 and it was just about to pop... since we go to bed so early, I got the bloom at 7 am on Thursday.



Above 3 buds about to POP in the evening and 3 AFTER the POP... We had 48 blooms today, and 2 days before 20... they just amaze me so much I have to show them over and over. these are my first photos of them about to bloom

 Shooting straight up over my head is hard.


29 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

just beautiful!

terrific shots as usual.

have a great day!~

Patrycja said...

Very nice and interesting post.
And a nice atmosphere to your blog.
Have a nice day! Greetings!

Patricia & Daniel

Gail said...

I wish our climate would allow this beauty.

But my photography doesn't hold a candle to yours. Great job.

Blackberry Lane said...

Incredible photos.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Amazing flower

Terri said...

Nice shots Sandra- such a beaut...I would be watching them all the time.

LC said...

I am so glad you revisit the recurrence of this spectacular nature show in Florida's esteemed Sandra-Bob Botanical Gardens!

TexWisGirl said...

they really are so cool.

Susannah said...

I am so happy that you continue to show these night blooming cacti every year. These shots are spectacular. The flowers are so beautiful. You could teach photography classes, Sandra!

SweetMarie said...

I LOVE these! They're definitely a favorite for me. :) Do you think they would live in NC? So beautiful!

troutbirder said...

I've got a white one night bloomer. You gotta be alert to get a picture as they don't last long...:)

Cranberry Morning said...

Just beautiful! and exciting! So after they bloom, how long does the blossom last?

Madi and Mom said...

that is one smart plant and still very amazing at how it does that. I know it is all in the sun but still one of God's miracles.
Hugs madi your BFFF

Eva Ason said...

These are lovely and great to see the different stages pictures. Hope you've had a good week, mine has been a bit crazy. So glad it's the weekend yeyyy

Deb said...

so much better than watching TV...

Michaele said...

So neat! Love how you use the term POP.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are fascinating.

Ann said...

They are so pretty. I can certainly understand why you would want to keep taking their pictures. So fascinating too.

Dee said...

Nice job Sandra...think you for being such a committed photographer. I would never get to see them bloom with out you...beautiful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

great photo subjects, Sandra, and enjoyed seeing the various stages too.

SquirrelQueen said...

They are gorgeous in all stages. I love them in full bloom against the morning sky.

Do you have a reclining lawn chair? Put it under the tree and be comfortable.

George said...

I never get tired of seeing your pictures of these beautiful blossoms. I really like your time-sequence collage.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You did a great job shooting over your head. These are beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

That's so special, Sandra!

RoeH said...

So pretty!

Chatty Crone said...

I think I remember these unusual flowers from last year. They are weird but pretty. sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great pictures, I just love them!

Mersad said...

Stunning captures. Must have been hard to wait for them to bloom.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Rose said...

they are just so interesting, how could you not take photos!