Friday, September 18, 2015

Many faces of the Night Blooming Cacuts


Today 9/18/2015 there are thirty one blooms in the top of the tree.. Awesome to behold.


They only bloom at night, and getting a good photo is hard. I really did not need more photos since I have 87 thousand photo of these large flowers.
The vine is 30 feet up in the tree and the flower is 15 inches long and 7 inches across the top of the bloom.
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Low light photography is not my thing... and the flash has to reach at least 30 feet

Aug 27th I saw this red thing way up about 40 feet above my head, I almost fell over backwards 3 times trying to get a shot straight up over my head.




We have never seen it before, per Google it is a Dragon Fruit, which is edible fruit and includes the seeds for this plant. WOW
Above on Aug 27th Sept 6 below and what the flowers look like the next day



My birthday Triplets, bud to blooms, they bloomed on the 5th of Sept.



24 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

Those are some wonderfully exotic blossoms! Thanks for sharing as I've never seen them for myself.

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, fantastic night blooms and fantastic photography. I think your low light image is excellent. Thanks for sharing.Jo

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, fantastic night blooms and fantastic photography. I think your low light image is excellent. Thanks for sharing.Jo

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, the blooms are beautiful and the lighting is wonderful. I like the birthday triplets, that is awesome!
Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

That must be an incredible sight to see. You have some marvelous trees in your garden. I have heard of dragon fruit and may have seen them in our Asian market. One of these days I am going to buy one to see what it tastes like. It looks pretty exotic.

CatTales said...

Very beautiful photos, Sandra. Wishing you a nice day.

Mersad said...

This is such a fascinating plant to me.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Chatty Crone said...

Fantastic - I didn't know they just bloomed at night.

Gail said...

Amazing plant. Amazing photographer.

Rose said...

No wonder you have 87,000 photos of these...I would, too. I always love it when you post photos of them.

Montanagirl said...

I've never seen anything like these - Awesome!!

TexWisGirl said...

they're so cool. and a fruit to boot! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those evening photos of the cactus are gorgeous. That must be something to see in person. The dragon fruit is cool too!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely pictures. It really doesn't matter how many pictures we have of a subject,we always need one or one hundred more. LOL

photowannabe said...

I never realized the blooms were so large.
I think I had dragon fruit when we were i Uzbekistan. It was blood red fruit and quite delicious. Tasted something like a Kiwi.

carolann said...

I sure love your night shots of the plant the Cactus. Excellent girl.

Your No Parking Geese's are awesome and you crack me up with your name Goosey Loosey.

Your a natural comedian.

Love your blogs.




Ann said...

They sure are pretty. I enjoy them every time you post them. Nice of them to bloom for your birthday.
Very cool on the dragon fruit. That's the first time you've seen that there? Is it something Bob planted or it just appeared

Dory and the Mama said...

How gorgeous!!

Betty Manousos said...

what a wonderful and interesting post! those evening photos of the cactus are terrific!! great use of the light and shadow. well done:))

Ida said...

Wow that is an amazing plant. - It's weird it only blooms at night like that but worth staying up to see.

barbara l. hale said...

That night-blooming cactus is gorgeous and you got some terrific shots of those flowers.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool!1 I've heard of these but I have never seen one for myself.

Kathy said...

Your night-blooming cactus pics are always welcome in my book. I'm pretty sure I've never seen a dragon fruit at the supermarket, but I remember one time it was one of the ingredients in the basket of the Food Network show Chopped.

pattisjarrett said...

How cool! Such pretty flowers. The lengths bloggers go to in getting pictures to share! Glad you didn't fall over!