Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13


Isn't this a neat looking flower? It's called a moon lily, or moon flower. It is closed up during the day and unfurls in the evening. This picture was taken a little after 9 at night so it's not all the way open.

11 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

THis is a gorgeous flower, reminds me of a pinwheel. I think this would look great as a monochrome shot too.

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love the hint of purple, and the green center.

Dot O said...

Mari, this is lovely and oh so graceful and fragile looking.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm in awe! That is so beautiful.

Iona said...

And to think this fabulous flower blooms only at night when most people are inside. Lusciously lovely.

tiffany said...

Love moon flowers, those and morning glories!

Anonymous said...

I love Moon Flowers! I planted them early but they are just now winding their way up onto the stairway. Mine are the climbing ones. Are yours the bush kind? I have to plant my kind every summer. I think the other kind are perennial.

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Renee said...

My MIL has these in her garden and when we are all together in the evening, we enjoy sitting and watching how many open in one night.

Sara G said...

WOW, that is just beautiful. I had never seen one before. Thanks for sharing!

TJ said...

The Lord sure made some beautiful things.

bentonflocke said...

beautiful flower!