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


  2. Reacties
    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 !!!

  3. Ein Wunder! Und das gleich fünf mal!

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

  5. really beautiful flowers Els, so dramatic.

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