zondag 9 juli 2017

only one night ...

We visited family this evening
(uhhhhm already yesterday ...)
The sun went down with a silver lined cloud
while on the other side the full moon rose,
big on the horizon ...
a lovely night !
Just like some nights ago when we were surprised
by no less than six BIG flowers
flowers of the night
big as the full moon !

Five flowers + the "moon" of my flash light.
(number six is more to the right)


It's easy to know that the flowers opened :
a heavy sweet scent tells it all !


almost 20 cm  (8") !

But ....
only a beauty for one night ...

the very next morning it's over 

12 opmerkingen:

  1. ales is vergangkelijk , maar nu kan je weer uitkijken en dromen

    dagdag

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    1. They amaze me each and every time !!!

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    1. They are SO B I G !!! I bought her YEARS ago because it was such a architectural plant, was delighted when she first bloomed ..... But totally missed it : looked in the morning and waited for it to open ... ha !
      She didn't do very well last year, but this time she's outdone herself !!!

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  4. Ein Wunder! Und das gleich fünf mal!
    Herzlichst,
    Gabi

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  5. Jaaaa Gabi, das finde ich auch jedesmal ! Nóch einmal zwei
    Blumen nach zwei Tage ;-)

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  6. really beautiful flowers Els, so dramatic.

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    1. Indeed they are Karen, Epiphyllum oxypetalum : "Queen of the night"

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