Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cereus, a night blooming cactus

Ran across these pictures of this remarkable cactus.  It's called Cereus and it only blooms at night. It is very fragrant. It smells like a sweet lotion.

This is the pod which starts to slowly open before nightfall.

Slowly opening. Notice it's now dark.

A little more.

And finally this beautiful flower  is open.  It's around 11:00 p.m.

Isn't it gorgeous?

And it smells so sweet!

What a lovely specimen of God's creation.

God is so magnificent!

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