Friday, August 4, 2017

Queen of The Night...Flower Friday


I have more than 15 Prior posts on our Night Blooming Cactus, A.K.A Queen of the Night. It only blooms after dark.. I noticed a few days ago there were at least 25 blooms about to burst the next day. Only 20 bloomed but then on Sunday AM I took the flashlight out at 4 am and there were more than 40 blooms. The Bridal Boquet of blooms is about 20 feet long, and about 40 feet in the air. I can't do it justice with my camera. Awe Inspiring is what it is in the dark with a flash light. I wonder what our neighbors think about the four am flashlight adventures.


as soon as the sun touches them, they start to close.




The two edits are not to make it beautiful, but I wanted you to see the details that the camera doesn't show.

22 comments:

Ann said...

I've been fascinated by these each time you post them. They are so pretty

Karen said...

That is amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are beautiful blooms. It awesome to have 40 blooms, I wish I could see it in person. The photos are lovely. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Rose said...

It is beautiful, and I wish I could see it for myself....I would be right out with you. And I often wonder what people think of me/us out with flashlight looking for toadie. I don't do it as often as I used to, and only when Lorelei is here.

Denise inVA said...

Great photos of a truly unusual and gorgeous bloom. Great effects too :)

Mildred said...

Truly beautiful.

At our house in the woods, John would often work after dark with me holding a flashlight. We always teased that the neighbors would think we were burying a body! lol

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

I have never heard of such as flowers opening in the night to be so pretty and then in the day close. You should copy and paste my spooky art I did of the Gothic
lady to go with it.

They are beautiful! Very interesting post you have.

Enjoy your day. We are having storms for at least 4 days coming. And we have town with Mid-night shopping starting all day. Bummer. No fun in a thunder storm.

Madi and Mom said...

Your Queen of the night is very lucky to have MS who is queen of snapping to be her purrsonal photographer
Hugs madi and mom

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra!:) Royalty!!:) They are beautiful, and I wish that I could have been there at what ever time in the night to see them with you.

Kim Standard said...

Such beauty in the dark! Amazing

photowannabe said...

This is so fascinating. What an amazing plant.
4 AM with a flashlight is quite an adventure.
Glad you could capture it.

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, your neighbors probably envy you for your artistic bent and making good use of every opportunity to capture beautiful things. These cactus flowers are amazing. You're right, the edits certainly brought out the uniqueness of the plants. Thanks for taking the trouble to photograph them in the dark and sharing them with us. Have a great day. Jo

Cat Lover said...

Lovely photos Sandra! What an interesting plant.
I like to wander around in the dark with my camera occasionally too. I am sure the neighbours think I am bonkers!
Have a good weekend!
Robin

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your very last photo is my favorite. This is amazing to me. I remember all these posts from the past, and have actually been waiting for one this year! You did a great job, considering it was so dark, and they are so high. My next favorite is the second one down. Did you know that flowers that bloom at night are visited by moths? And day bloomers have butterflies. You are The Amazing NightSnapper.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are truly spectacular.I am not one to get up at 4am,but to see flowers like this I would likely do it.

Mevely317 said...

That's fascinating!
... and a bit crazy, b/c our neighbors must have its cousin. I only witnessed it opening last month, but drives the dogs batty. They've no idea what it is, but there's something different above the fence line.

Crazy, that both cacti seem to thrive in such different climates!

Pam Jackson said...

That is a really cool plant. Never seen one and never even heard of it. I had a moon flower plant that would only open as the sun started down. It would take an hour of so for them to open all the way but so cool to watch. Flowers the size of dinner plates....first time I ever saw a hummingbird moth was after dark on one of those flowers....This QUEEN...is really cool

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

WOW....just WOW!!! So very beautiful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ida said...

That is one amazing plant and so beautiful. Well worth going out after dark to look at it.

Betty Manousos said...

they are beautiful blooms! and the photos are pretty too.
xoxo

jandi said...

They are just beautiful!