Monday, June 30, 2008

"Queen of the Night..."

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
after another.

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!


Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous,Stunnng work! Love this piece!!

Anita Davies said...

This one has a real romantic feel about it Margaret, wonderful!

MaryO said...

Pure poetry....both the drawing and your description of "her"! Love it.

Brenda Y said...

GORGEOUS! You've made me want to see one of these in person--what a treat to see just before retiring for the night!

Forever Young said...

lovely....happy cactus monday cactuteer.
ps love the music too. so enjoyable and welcoming.

Teri C said...

OMG, you have one of these beauties in your yard??!!! They are so gorgeous. Maybe someday I will be in Tucson when these blooms happen at Tohono Chul.

Stunningly done!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

WOW, that is really effective on the black paper!

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love the glowing color!

PamYla said...

Wow this is beautifully done. I cannot wait to see one in person!

Sandy said...

What a beauty. I'm behind on visiting, need to find time to slowly go through some of your other posts. I scanned through real quick and like what I saw.

Summer is always so busy around here...


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous cactus painting. You could have a cactus viewing party. What fun it would be to sit and anticipate the next opening.

Just because said...

Hi Margaret!

Thanks once again for your kind words. And thank you for bringing so much beauty into this world, darkened with sorrow.


Serena said...

It's so pretty and beautifully rendered, Margaret! A friend of mine has one of the giant, night-blooming cacti in her backyard....incredible flowers!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

beautiful colours.
all round great.