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Cactus Night Bloom Gumball #5
cactus night bloom
moth inhales its perfume
It always amazes me when our cactus blooms, for many years not a single flower has formed.
This well established cacti of 15 years, has now had blooms open over a couple of weeks. They slowly open during the day and fully open at night for pollination. The blossoms last less than two days.
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This well established cacti of 15 years, now has had blooms open over a period of weeks. The 7”- 9” flower open slowly during the day and fully at night for pollination by nocturnal moths, or hummingbirds during the day
I am not a professional photographer, these images were taken with my cell phone.
I encourage you to experiment with your settings and find the magic and beauty of your surroundings. Also to go down the rabbit hole to learn information about stuff that interests you.
Photos taken August 4th inspired my haiku, one does not have to follow the 5/7/5 rule. I find that very freeing. Enjoy this short form of poetry and give it a try. https://www.hsa-haiku.org/
Being born in Peru, I found this fascinating -
"San Pedro cactus" – Saint Peter cactus. The name is attributed[by whom?] to the belief that just as St Peter holds the keys to heaven, the effects of the cactus allow users "to reach heaven while still on earth." In 2022, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture declared the traditional use of San Pedro cactus in northern Peru as cultural heritage.
It is cultivated in other parts of the world. Uses for it include traditional medicine and traditional veterinary medicine, and it is widely grown as an ornamental cactus. It has been used for healing and religious divination in the Andes Mountains region for over 3,000 years
Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinopsis_pachanoi
Stay curious my friends, I will keep the gumballs rolling.