Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Brackettville Moonflower opening

These Moonflowers only open at night. I shot these just as the sun was setting and, really, I'd lost the light. I'll have to try again sometime when it's just a little cooler and they open earlier. They smell AMAZING and attract moths the size of small birds. It's something to see! When they are fully open, they're the size of dessert plates.

It's so hot here in Brackettville, it's a struggle to get these delicate flowers to survive.


Lymie Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog! How long have you had Lyme? I love your moonflower photos - I've always wanted to grow them. Maybe next year.


Jean Levert Hood said...

Genie, your moonflowers are beautiful! Our Jimson weed opens morning and evening, but they do look very similar.

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh I LOVE moonflowers!!!