Sunday, June 14, 2009

Night Beauty

My sister, Tammy, sent me these photos of the Cirrus flowers growing around town where I come from in Florida. The night blooming cirrus - it's a very ordinary looking cactus-type plant. It climbs up trees and has bloom pods hanging off it that look remarkably like cat hairballs.
It's hard to imagine that such a homely plant can produce such spectacular blossoms.... Blooming just one night a year!

A couple years ago while I was down visiting at just the right time of year to see this beauty, we were out late at night waiting with our cameras an flashlight, smacking the mosquitos. It's worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome plant ... had not seen this before. TY for sharing.
    Have a great week ... TTFN ~ Marydon