Peggy C

Peggy C

Posted on 10/05/2018


Photo taken on July  9, 2009


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Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus
.. droplets of rain
.. on a flower that only bloomed at 10pm
.. attached to a spiky cactus [ yes, it hurt ]

.. always warned my neighbor that I'd be out there
.. the first year, I didn't tell her
.. she and her husband wondered 'who was outside their bedroom window at 10pm at night'

.. on a night like this, with no moon
.. carrying a flashlight and a camera became a balancing act

.. but worth it all

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Luc Reiniche, Ron Stachowiak, Misou 49, Smiley Derleth and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Startling image!
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Larry Drummond
Yes, Larry - it is amazing ...
3 months ago.
Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure
I've done this: stay up almost all night taking photos of the flower every once in a while. You got a very good result.
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Ronald Losure
Ronald, The first year I discovered this in the side yard, nobody on Flickr could tell me what it was other than ' there are many varieties ' ..
Never did get to the Dragon Fruit before the birds ..
Peggy
3 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot and lighting!

Admired in:
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3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you, William ... just didn't post the ones that were horrible!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
What a flower and what a shot!
Does it only flower at night?
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Andy Rodker
Thank you, Andy ..

This variety does; had a friend a couple of towns over who had a succulent that bloomed at night also, but the entire plant was covered in blooms -- this cactus didn't have more than 4 blooms at a time.
After if flowers, it begins the reverse process and closes up in the daylight.
3 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Étonnante fleur ! o)
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to fifi
Oh, do agree with you that it is an astonishing flower !
3 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Beautiful!
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
Thank you, Rosalyn ...
3 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful floral close-up.
Have a nice weekend.
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you,, Jaap ..

A wonderful weekend for you too ....
3 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWW, a pure marvel, Petty ****************
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Marvel ? Very good description ...
But, very fickle about temperatures .. it froze back [yes, it can freeze in Florida], and don't think it quite recovered.
3 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Great shot.
Have a lovely weekend ;-)
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you, June ..
3 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
I remember this shot. Has always been great.
3 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Dick M
Thank you, Sir Richard -
Out of the hundreds of shots, I'm amazed you remember this one.
Were you out there in the dark with me and I didn't know it?
Have a wonderful weekend and give your Dear Lady a NC hug ~
Peggy
3 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Superbe photo avec note. Nicole.
3 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Fantastic shots. All of them. I apologize that I've not been following anyone's photos but hopefully that will change soon.
3 months ago.
Esther
Esther
What a unique bloom. Very nice capture.
2 months ago.