Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Are The Stars Out Tonight?

I apologize for continuing to post photos of this cactus, but its blooming is so spectacular and the history that the plant and I share combine to make me feel obliged to honor it.

These two buds were showing signs of splaying earlier in the day, so I knew to expect blooms tonight. In this blooming cycle, the third this summer, the plant produced in excess of twenty blooms. With the exception of one night when four flowers opened, they seem to splay in groups of three. So far, sixteen flowers have opened this week.

Click any image to enlarge it.

Here the two blooms can be seen together after they have fully opened.
A closer view of the latest blooms.
This is a beautiful single-flowering specimen.



Blogger Sideon said...


One of our cacti bloomed last night. Not as striking or delicate as your photos, but it bloomed and was quite lovely.

I hope this finds you well, Ron, and that your family is doing better.

9/27/2006 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Loved the photos. Have you seen the ones ksquest posted of her dancing plant? You'd like them! Try her at

9/28/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Decelles said...


Can't wait till my babies are big enough to bloom.

10/04/2006 12:50:00 PM  

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