Monday, June 1, 2015

Flowers of the Moon

in the dead of night
i come alive.

Kurt Kanawa

It's that time of year again, when the moon is full, and the amazing Night Blooming Cereus in my "Moon Garden" opens at dusk, and blooms like a flower from the mysterious Heavenly Realms.  You have to get up at dawn to see it in the light, because with the heat of the sun this night blossum closes.

I find this gorgeous flower so extravagant a gift from nature, so miraculous, and something that, if one is not tuned into it's once a year, one night only gift.............people rarely notice.  And yet there it is, opening to the moon, an elfin event, sheer magic and beauty in my own back yard.

Thank you, thank you, is what I always say to the Cereus.

And I'm not alone in my delight..................