Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wonders in the night

I didn't catch any meteors last night, but I did catch some amazing cactus blooms! 5 flowers opened last night on my night blooming cactus. Here they are just starting to come open. Click on these pictures to get up close and personal with them just like the bugs do.



And a little later they were fully open- waiting for bugs and moths.




The scent these flowers give off rivals the best perfume. Lucky insects that get to roll around in that silky wonder!

6 comments:

Carol said...

I have a night blooming cactus here in FL. The blooms are huge and beautiful.

Teri C said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that smell also-just wonderful

Claude said...

georgeous.

Pudgeduck said...

Beautiful blooms! I'm jealous!!

PAK ART said...

Those are really beautiful. So do they close back up during the day and then reopen at night or do they now stay open?

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow, these are wonderful! I have never seen or smelled these blossoms! I might have to get me some!