Night Blooming Cereus

ANIMALS SPOTTED ADDITION: The Hawk Visit

2 cereus flowers.blog

The wonder of the internet will never cease to amaze and delight me! About an hour ago, I was reading/replying to messages on my favorite RV list (Lazy Daze, of course), and the topic turned to “midge hatches”, then “the dangers of lady bugs”. How did we get to Night Blooming Cereus? Well, suffice to say . . . we did. And I was so glad because it reminded me of the beautiful flowers that I had photographed in May of 2009 in a neighbor’s yard.

This is a big picture, so you can click on it to make it larger.

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About judilyn

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24 Responses to Night Blooming Cereus

  1. Kit says:

    Most excellent composition & lighting. . .such detail! You really captured the delicacy of this specimen! Another award winning photo by The Dr. J

  2. Tammy says:

    Just gorgeous!

  3. gypsy97 says:

    Oooh, pretty. Exactly what are the dangers of lady bugs? I don’t like it when they get into the house, but I didn’t think they were harmful.

    • judilyn says:

      I’m told that lady bugs are insect eaters, but not averse to drawing blood on a human. Apparently lady bugs are taken to crops to rid them of pests. No first-hand knowledge of this, though.

  4. Dale says:

    Are bats the pollinators?

  5. judilyn says:

    I don’t really know, but there are a lot of them around here, so I suppose it is quite likely. Nighttime and bat time – hmmmm – seems a good match.

  6. Sharon says:

    Judie, I had never heard of that flower. It is gorgeous. The arrangement of the pistils and stamens are stunning. Does it have a lovely fragrance, too? It looks like it ought to have!

  7. Clanmother says:

    The detail is exquisite. Beautiful capture. 🙂

  8. Liz says:

    I always thought ladybirds were harmless? are they not? I love playing around with them and just admiring their beautiful coat. Have a lovely Sunsay

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