Beauty and the beast

jane_socal(Sunset 23/z10)July 15, 2005

Once a year and only at night, cereus peruvianus monstrosus puts forth a beautiful bloom. By morning (seen here), it's already closing up tight and within a few days, drops off: blink and you miss it.

Ah, the wonders of nature.

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

That's a beauty, Jane! Glad you captured it!


    Bookmark   July 15, 2005 at 10:40AM
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flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)

Very pretty.... those elusive etc. flowers are especially fun when they blossom aren't they? :)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 8:00PM
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