Monday, November 2, 2015

Second on the 2nd

I actually remembered this time :)
Which is a major accomplishment for me this month. Since being ill last month I am still lost is some sort of "Fog Land" and can't remember to do most anything. :( 
I guess it's just part of the Fybromyalgia that  plagues my life. 
 Back to business now. Here is one of my favorite posts from 2010. 
Progression shots from my Datura Plant that blooms in the evening and is commonly called a Moon Flower plant because the blossom resembles the one of the Moon Flower Vine and has the same blooming habits .....This year was not a good year for this plant ans there were very few blooms so I was glad to revisit this page :) 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Macro Flowers Saturday

Moonflower Bush
I know that it has another name and some say it's not a true moon flower but I love it by whatever you want to call it. Last evening I was lucky enough to get to watch the process of the bud opening. Unfortunately I loaded these in the reverse order but you still get the picture. This is my first blossom of the year. My bush is in the shade so it's always later to bloom than others in this area but then my blooms also last until late morning or early afternoon to fade so it's worth the wait for bloom time.
Almost there and smelling so heavenly!
Starting to unfurl... is that really a word?
Loosening up....
Getting ready
Tonight will be the night.
Some Random Thoughts



  1. Wonderful shots of your moon flower! Sorry you are still not feeling quite yourself, hope it will soon be better. Love the quote bout woman's strength! Take care of yourself Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

  2. Well, dear friend, I just left you a LONG comment and it got eaten by the internet. I wanted to tell you how I don't believe I've seen this post before, but I'm glad you shared it because I have never seen a flower like that before. I also wanted you to know you have some very different and unique plants.

    I am sorry to read that you are still in a fog. It saddens me, because there is nothing I can do for you. I don't live close enough to bring you lunch, or help you in other ways. However, I'm glad you were cognizant enough to remember today is Second on the 2nd. For that I am most grateful. Thanks for joining in.

  3. I am so glad you showed this as your second look, because I have not seen it before. It must have been very exciting to watch this very unusual flower bloom!

  4. How lovely to see your Datura in all it's blooming glory!
    Great stages of bloom pix you shared with us Carol.
    We had a couple of Moon Vines this year and it is such fun to watch the petals quiver and unfurl almost magically before your eyes.
    AND the fragrance is ooh la laa.
    Your plant and the moon vine definitely sound very similar.
    Ahh nature!
    Take care of yourself.
    Happy Second Look
    That MIRACLES quote is a fav of mine :-)

  5. Wow that moon flower is fascinating - I am so pleased you showed this as I have never seen one before! Chrisx

  6. Love moonflowers! Just harvested a bunch of seedpods tonight, prickly buggers! I hope you feel better soon, I have an autoimmune disorder too and it causes me no end of misery. Here's to better days ahead. :-)

  7. This flower is a wonder of nature, I love it in white color! Thanks for your fotos, where you can see the spiral closure quite wonderful. Ulrike