This plant only opens in the evening--
very late evening--like about 10 pm for it to be fully open--
so here is my adventure one night last week trying to get a photo of this flower fully open--
when I moved here, I seen these cactus looking plants that where climbing up some of the trees around here--and thought it was odd--
this spring I learned online on someones blog site that they have flowers--
so I began to take more notice of them--
then I began to see these little white fuzzy balls of 'cotton' on the vines--
But then last week I noticed they had grown longer--
So on Wednesday night a week ago,
I realized that some would probably flower that night--
so starting about 8 pm I went out and started taking photos about every 15 minutes--
Ohhh--I see some yellow stuff inside it--
but now there is a thunder storm in the air!!
and it is getting really close--
so at this point I had to come inside for half hour--
but decided to brave it and go out one more time--
and this is what I got after it did rain during that half hour--
have seen several that opened, since, but they close up at sunrise--
and have not been out after 10 pm to get a photo of one completely open--
don't want the 'boogieman' to get me being out alone at that time of night--
but I am happy with the this one--if I don't get an fully open one!!!!
Now I have seen this flower on line a couple different times now and some say it forms fruit--
yet that bloom does look a bit different to me--though the same color--
so I don't know--well keep watching to see what all the dead blooms do?????
Thanks for going on this adventure with me!!
love and laughter, di