And one single beautiful perfect flower in this next picture...Oh, and btw, no moth last night....drat! Sometimes it's hard to pick out the pictures I want to post because there are so very many interesting angles...So here below is another group-bunch shot...a slightly different angle, yet again.... It was so very lovely and quiet out there last night....just the flowers, the night, and me...! (And the hope of possibly being joined by that very important moth, lol)... And because I am deeply excessive...here, below, is another "bunch" shot...I know, I know, I just can't help it!! Be grateful I'm not hooked on Porn and an exhibitionist to boot! And last, but not least....another sweet dear single flower in all it's glory...I hate that this only happens one night once a year... ....because the window of time to actually see these elusive spectacular flowers even when there are 60 little fuzz balls, is so very very short. Nature gives so very much to us in the miracle of all plants and flowers....but some, like these, do seem touched by some special other worldly impossible-to-truly-understand magic...the hand of a mysterious presence that is completely devoted to the ephemeral....
And to finish this thought...here is the "bunch" today....daytime...They are closed up and over, in terms of the beauty of them as we understand it....But, I personally think that there is great beauty in the rest of the journey...this picture below just being the first day of that particular part their journey....
More To Come....
Hello from Australia,
I ahve never seen one of these lovely flowers before and did very much enjoy reading your blog.....Now I would tell you whos blog I came in from but you know I am going around the world and back and have no idear were your name came from.
best wishes to you I will be back.
Oooh those poor thing. You mean that's the end of them. They were so pretty just a while a go.
The Queer Chef pimped me here and I say hello from Norway:-)
Thanks for sharing this wonderful flowers and great captured too!
Hi: What fun you must have had compiling all those photos. I couldn't help but think how the "night bloomers" out West made me think of our day lilies here...a big splash of beauty that lasts but one day. I loved your last photo...I've felt that way often!
Thanks for "visiting" me. All the best. Ginnie
Love these Magical Miracle Flowers "-).
Have A Great Weekend!!
Your night blooming flowers were very beautiful and to think they only bloom once a year. I have a night blooming flower also...it is called a Moon Flower but it is not as spectacular as your clusters of flowers. My Moon flowers bloom all summer until frost kills the plant...not every night, but in spurts.
Your birthday party celebration pictures were hilarious...I loved everyone's glasses.
You know, the stems on those flowers are huge and thick.
The whole of that plant must be amazingly strong.
OMG! Those are so beautiful, and so interesting! That they bloom at night!
Oh thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flowers with us! I just enjoy it so much.
The flowers are gorgeous! Wow!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
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Anothers gorgeous photos, Naomi! What a beautiful cluster! I am enchanted with such a beauty!
HA, this comment cracked me up! "Be grateful I'm not hooked on Porn and an exhibitionist to boot!"
Well, it would be a very detailed porn site indeed..lol
the flowers are wonderful
Naomi, they are just spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
I will miss your flowers while I am gone. I will keep my eyes open for flowers, though! and off to visit your link, singing " all we are saying is give peace a chance"
What great pictures! The flowers look beautiful!
Hello Naomi! Lovely flowers and this one reminds me of dama de noche. Since it only blooms at night and the smell is fantastic as well
They are breathtaking. I like the pictures in groups the best.
It's kind of ironic that they just bloom 1 night of the year. They hold so much beauty, almost like they are too beautiful for every single day.
I'm going over to read Mort's blog now.
Very beautiful...from begining to end!
I am off to New York tomorrow, hopefully will be able to check in at least every other day. Love these flowers and looking forward to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Wow!! Such fantastic shots of such an incredibly seductive flower. Love it!!
Naomi - just catching up after being gone - love the flowers, how incredible. sorry about the power outage, ick!! 9 hours is a long, long time to be without electric - boo. I do love your garden pictures and the progression. Love and hugs -
The hills are alive, and Michele sent me!
Fascinating. Popped in from Michele's, have a great weekend.
I do love those flowers. A family friend has given me some kind of "moon" flower that blooms big white blooms in the moonlight. I hope they get big enough this season to let me see it. Nothing as spectacular or fancy as your flowers though.
Have a nice weekend Naomi! and I will try to visit the site you mention.
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California