Meet our Night Blooming Cereus!
She currently is laden with close to 100 buds
in various stages of bloom.
Our cactus beauty stands gracefully tall and proud
watching over the front of our house by day
wishing us the sweetest of dreams by night.
For the last several nights now
she has "tucked us in" with one spectacular show
Magically, each night multiple
saucer-sized snowy white blooms, tipped in crimson and green,
slowly open wide to face the black, inky sky,
dazzling the stars and other creatures of the night.
Then, like "fairytale Cinderellas",
they bid a hasty adieu before the light of the coming of dawn
takes a peek of their spectacular glory...
They simply and silently curl up in the light of the new day
their starlit escapade fading to fond memories.
Happy Cactus Monday to each of you...
And the sweetest of dreams to all!