Thursday, July 10, 2014

Queen of the Night 2014


At 4 AM July 2nd there were 20 open blooms. 
July 3rd there were 6 more.
Each bloom is 14 to 15 inches long and 7 inches across

The Queen only shows her beauty after the sun goes down. 
And only  July -September


6 AM and 4 AM
See the difference in the 4 AM blooms, taken with flash at 4 AM.. they droop when the sun hits them.
The blooms hang in a giant bridal boquet maybe 25 feet long. 
I post these every year, to see past years CLICK HERE


The tree is covered in blooms, I have to shoot through the pine branches.






26 comments:

laura Madalene said...

Gorgeous!!! How very beautiful everything looks! How I love the big bucket of flowers. I can look at your garden, and your beautiful home all day. It makes me happy!
inspiring-garden

EG CameraGirl said...

It's incredible that it blooms at night, Sandra. I'm glad you were up to see it and take photos!

DeniseinVA said...

Those are gorgeous blooms Sandra, and night time. Nature's way of spreading the joy.

Blackberry Lane said...

Truly spectacular blooms. I just love the photos.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely! i always appreciate you sharing these beauties.

Greatfull Dazee said...

I have never seen that before! What is it called? I hope to see florida some day, it looks gorgeous, with so many different plants that we don't have here in the midwest.

Michaele said...

You blooms remind me of fireworks. Very pretty.

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You must look forward to their return each summer.

Ginny said...

How much do they weigh? So how did you get that first snap in the split screen? The sky is bright blue!! Why do they hide their beauty at night? Usually it's because night flying creatures pollinate them.

Kay said...

Wow...cool flowers.

Mersad said...

That's quite the experience. Wonderful shots Sandra.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a gorgeous cactus...and for you to take pix at 4am...you deserve a nap!...:)JP

photowannabe said...

Wow, 4 AM...You are so dedicated to your photographing.
Love the beautiful " wedding bouquet".

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Pretty ad so unique- I have never seen them before except on your blog!

Ann said...

So pretty and amazing and fascinating. So the blooms droop when the sun hits them, do they fall off or perk back up after the sun goes down?

LC said...

I never remember when they bloom but that is good. Everyyear I am surprised and delighted by these night beauties.

Rose said...

They are beautiful...I had no idea they were that big!!!!

Cloudia said...

Yes! They bloom in the rock wall around the school president Obama attended near here! I got to enjoy them when I drove night taxi here.

I have to tell you that your comment on my post about 1964 & dad started my day with a real high! Sometimes I read my husband something exceptional online, and you let me feel that sharing feeling I work for every day. Thanks, Sandra and your Perkasie husband.


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Wow I never seen this knowingly!! Super shots of flowers.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love these flowers and I'm always amazed at their beauty. I just looked at the measurements again and realized how big the blooms are, that's huge.

Miss Debbie said...

Oh my goodness...those are amazing! What a treat to get to see those in person!

Maggie M said...

Interesting and gorgeous plant. My!! You are surrounded with so much beauty. Hugs

SweetMarie said...

I Love seeing these blooms! They are gorgeous, Sandra! So glad I didn't miss them. :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

At my other place. We had these trees. I never knew they bloomed.

I took pictures of them.

I better go check. I might surprise myself.

We had pine still have.

Susannah said...

Another one of the most adorable beauties that you are lucky to live with. They are beautiful, too. So many different tropical species that you are so blessed with. I envy the fun of watching them each day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love when you share these blossoms. They are so pretty!