Ephemeral Moonflower

With swirling tendrils

Bathed in the soft fading light

A new beginning

A floral chalice opening

to receive the early morning light

As the day wears on

transformation takes place

with grace and harmony

The last page is turned as the story of the ephemeral Moonflower
is told.







33 comments

  1. Such beauty you have captured there - I love the soft velvety look. Isn't nature wonderful for those who have eyes to see these special moments.

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    1. Thank you. Those petals really are soft and velvety, just like the leaves!

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  2. WOW! Beautiful and wistful xxx

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    1. Yes, a little wistful because these flowers last for a short time, but there are many new buds on my plants and lots of hours of pleasure ahead of me!

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    1. Thank you. It's the first year I've planted moonflowers and the seeds come from a kind friend!

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  4. Exquisite photographs. An ephemeral, ethereal paper-thin chalice...

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    1. Thank you, Sophia. These flowers are quite amazing and change shape constantly!

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  5. these are gorgeous shots. so very elegant.

    hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, lissa. It's true that these flowers are elegant from the time the bud starts to open and right up until the end!

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  6. Elegant flower, elegant words! I've never seen a moon flower. It is gorgeous!

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    1. I'm growing them for the first time this year, Cathy! It's quite an experience!

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  7. You know how I love these flowers! Your photos are wonderful! I love the soft golden glow you achieved with your lens. They are truly special blooms...and your words describe them perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Your seeds have produced these beauties! I have you to thank!

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  8. You have an amazing eye for beauty!

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    1. Thank you. The beauty is there for us to capture and you do it so well with your sky and lake shots!

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  9. Wow, just beautiful! Love seeing the whole story "unfold!"
    Kate :}

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  10. I have never seen this flower but your introduction is magnificent. I really appreciate how you spin a story with words and photographs....

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    1. This is quite an amazing flower, Nancy. It blooms at night by the light of the moon!

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  11. Exquisite beauty through words and story, Sandra. And, made even more special knowing the seeds came from Mary!

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    1. Yes, it's so lovely that some little seeds sent from one continent to another have produced strong plants and such wonderful blooms! Friendship growing in my garden!

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  12. How beautiful and ethereal! I love how your story unfolds :)

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  13. Wow, wonderful pictures, Sandra. The first three are definitely my favorites. Have a nice weekend. Greetings, Joke

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    1. The first three are my favourites too, Joke! The opening stages of this flower are the most beautiful.

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  14. you have honored this flower with perfection!
    offered for us to see it anew.
    Such gorgeous and intimate glimpses!

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  15. What a gorgeous flower, Sandra!
    It reminds me very much of a morning glory, except much bigger.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

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    1. Yes, it is similar to a Morning Glory, except that the Moonflower opens at night and closes in the day and, as you mentioned, it's much bigger, 14 cm (5 1/2 in) across the bloom when fully open. It's my first experience with these amazing flowers!

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  16. What an amazing flower, Sandra! And, such beautiful images you've made. My fav is the third pic, for its design and perfect selective focus!
    Hope your summer is going well....rolling along too fast here.

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    1. Thanks, Anna. Yes, quite an amazing flower and my first experience of growing this plant!

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  17. What a poetic and lovely story you've told. I love the Moonflower with its graceful unfolding and folding. Perfect, Sandra!

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    1. It really is a poetic flower which tells a story all on its own! Nice to have you visit, Barb.

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