Sunday, August 12, 2012

Night Blooming Cereus

My parents have always had an affinity for the outdoors. This passion has been expressed over the years through camping trips, canoeing expeditions, hiking, and, on a more daily basis, gardening. Their most recent display of green thumb came in the form of this night-blooming cereus, which bloomed last night, August 11th, between 9pm and 10pm. This amazing flower, often referred to as 'princess of the night,' blooms on average only once a year and always at night. We were lucky enough to experience it's beautiful transformation last night and are eagerly awaiting it's next bloom.


  1. Wow. That is amazing and a beautiful photo! The lighting is perfect.

    1. Thank you. Would you believe that the lighting was just done with a flash light!