Isn’t it amazing how Mother Nature feels it is worth her while to design gorgeous flowers that bloom for one day only. She must feel it is worth it, but how can that be? Who, besides humans, are benefitting from these lovely creations? What bee, or moth, or ant, or fly, or spider could possibly take advantage of this beauty in such a short time?
In only two days, I witnessed two samples of these works of art. One presented herself Friday morning on my cactus plant which I had just brought inside the day before.
I must be doing something right because she bloomed once already this summer–in July. Here you can see how she appeared at the end of a long stem, showing herself off to the world outdoors.
And here you can see two shots of her performance last summer exactly a year ago today.So, dear sisters, those of you who received some babies from me last summer, don’t despair. I’m sure your day will come when you too will be treated to this short-lived glory.
The other blossoms I was treated with were moonflowers which opened last evening in my neighbour’s garden across the street. I will be planting some of these next summer!