Thursday, June 23, 2016


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--
see--don't they look like cotton balls??
But then last week I noticed they had grown longer--
and I mean 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--
another 10- 15 minutes--

Ohhh--I see some yellow stuff inside it--
and later--it is more open--
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--

but still not completely open--
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


  1. thanks for stopping by my goat post today. and love and laughter is what i try for and i see you do to. i had to laugh when i found this post. i was outside this morning taking pics of the buds and we were discussing when they would pop. in our tree is a little different but they are both night blooming cactus. i take my pics right at daybreak, they are full open at that time and i get a lot of good pics.
    i have a lot of pics, some are of mine, some are our neighbors and theirs looks like yours.
    here is a link

  2. Now that is dedication!! What interesting flowers. I'm glad the boogeyman didn't get you!!!!