Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Almost Wordless Wed 🤣😋

 

night blooming cactus taken on Aug 27, 2021

These flowers live 40 feet up in our pine tree, and bloom only after dark! Known as Queen of the Night
Our cactus is 40 feet in the top of a pine tree, I almost forgot they were there, until I was floating on my back in the pool and looked up. 

This cactus is best know here as Queen of the Night. AKA Cereus Night Blooming cactus.

To see how stunning they can be, click on the link to photos in prior posts done with DSLR camera HERE these photos with my little Nikon.
Joining Nature Friday.


the blooms are 10 to 12 inches tall and 5 to 7 inches wide across the bloom




20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow! Yes, your previous photos show them more clearly, but these are just as good in their own way. They are more moody, dreamy and mysterious. MUCH more atmospheric. These are amazing.

Olde Dame Holly said...

What an incredible plant. I believe they have a nice scent, too? Climb up that pine and let us know. LOL!

easyweimaraner said...

that is really the queen of all cacti... the only one who got a flower was a carrion flower ... but oh boy it was like living in the house of charlie manson... the smell was a killer ;O)))

CheerfulMonk said...

Great pictures! 😊👍❤️

Linda P said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you posted this amazing sight as it has become quite a tradition and something not to be missed. I continue to think of you and Bob. God bless.

Ann said...

Lucky for us you were floating in the pool and remembered these. They sure are pretty.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is a beautiful plant and I love the big blooms. They are a lovely sight to see while floating around your pool. Have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

I have one too ...pale yellow blossoms, but it's not bloomed yet.

My Mind's Eye said...

What a beautiful view you have of this Queen of the night!
Hugs Cecilia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! Hope your day is a good one and things start to settle down. Hugs to you both!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
they are just gorgeous... YAM xx

Rose said...

I so would love to just see it even...would love to have one but know that is not going to happen.

Mevely317 said...

Stunning! I had no idea they existed anywhere but Arizona and California.
One of my fav author's books is titled that. https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Night-Suspense-Walker-Mysteries/dp/0061239240

Linda said...

How special to have such gorgeous flowers so high up! I am glad you can see them from your pool!!! Is Bob swimming again?

Chatty Crone said...

They are beautiful - they must go to sleep in the morning to protect themselves from the heat and sun - and open and relax at night.

photowannabe said...

What a lovely thing to see as you are floating in your pool.
Those are truly tropical splendor.
Sue

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are beautiful for sure.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Such a gorgeous flower!!

Breathtaking said...

Hi Sandra, I'm trying to catch up, after we had thunder and lightening storms and heavy rainfall like we have never experienced before, so I disconnected the internet for a few days.

Do these gorgeous blooms clime so high to see the stars!! They themselves are stars, and like the stars the blooms only come out at night. I loved seeing these beautiful large Queen of the Night blooms. Do you often swim at night!! Expect it's too hot during the day.

Take care you two!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I just love them. I always enjoy when you show them off. They are so pretty.