Monday, August 8, 2011

Cactus Monday - Night Bloomer

Our night blooming Cereus bloomed last night. I thought it must have wanted to be included with the Cactus Monday group.
This is it's second bloom. The other one was last month when we were away. I am glad I didn't miss this one. It is unusual that it blooms more than once. This summer has been strange (hot) and stressful (dry). 
We were up until almost midnight waiting for it to open fully.  
The bloom was at the lower end of the plant. Which made taking it picture a bit of a challenge. Of course my DB took the pictures. They are great. So is he. 
I kept waiting to see if a moth would glide in for a sip. I didn't ever see one. I am normally an early to bed sort so they probably arrived after all the hubbub. 
Happy Cactus Monday Everyone. For more Cactus Monday participants go to Teri's Painted Daisies.


Laure Ferlita said...

Beautiful, Lisa! My mother has one of these and it usually blooms two to three times in the summer. I think the most blooms she's ever had was eleven.

I too have stayed up and gone over to her house to photograph the silly thing!

Cheryl said...

Well done DB, such lovely images.

And people say cacti are boring....what do they know Lisa :)
Such a beautiful white bloom.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What we dont do for Art..:) the early bird may get the worm but the late bird gets the great shots of things we would never see. Lovely flower. Thank your DB for us.

sukipoet said...

wow thanks for staying up past yr bedtime so we could see this amazing flower.

Teri C said...

It is beautiful Lisa. I didn't realize they grew I IN. It makes me lomseome for AZ where they are still blooming when I go for my early am walk.

yoon see said...

Happy cactus Monday Lisa! It's great to see a night bloomer cactus, for I haven't seen one.

Yeah, I do agree with you, if a moth really glide on it, it will be darling.

Now, you are not just an avid observer Lisa but also a magic teller. I am sure the next round it blooms, the moth will come by!

Katiejane said...

You are a determined soul to stay up that late just to see a flower bloom. I've never seen this guy before.

verobirdie said...

It is what I call dedication:-) but the flwer is really worth the effort. Thank you both for sharing the pictures.

Margaret Ann said...

One of my most favorite of blooms!