Friday, July 16, 2021

Sisters Of The Moon

 We came upon these flowers this evening, shortly before sunset.



They don't look like much all closed up in the daytime. But OH, when the moon rose...




That's when they opened up. They are Moonflowers, only showing their truest beauty in the dark. Maybe there's a lesson in that, too.





The rain barrell looked on and smiled.




19 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

We have those flowers here also. (I think I see an insect in the blossom?)


Pretty moon photos Ginny.

Ann said...

They are pretty. I've heard of them but I've never seen them before. Love that rain barrel, so cute.

Nancy Chan said...

I have seen these pretty moonflowers when I was holidaying up on the highlands. Cute rain barrel.

Martha said...

They sure are pretty and such fantastic captures of the moon Ginny!

MadSnapper said...

that quote is awesome and one I have not heard before. the night view of the moon flowers is amazing, they are like our nightblooming cactus that blooms only after dark. sadly we have no blooms this year, not even any possible buds. by this time of year it is usually full of them

crafty cat corner said...

These are beautiful, never seen them before.
Briony
x

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Moon Flowers! Oh how lovely... I have never seen them. -sigh-

And so wonderful photos of the Lady Moon!

You have conquered New Blogger! You blog title is big, as it should be. And a color, to go with your present photos. And the background you have, is a lovely, soft compliment, to your photos!

You have *nailed it* my Dear!!!

I am still jumping back and forth. LOL

🌸✨🌸✨🌸

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Thanks for bringing back all the memories of Moon Flowers, Ginny. We had them when we lived in VA and you're right, they are gorgeous!!!...jp

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I believe in physics.

Mari said...

Moon flowers are so pretty and so unique! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sometimes, we as individuals only show our true beauty when it's dark all around us.

Linda said...

I love your quote - and those beautiiful flowers!

Carla from The River said...

LOVE the quote Ginny!
And you know I LOVE your photography.
I grew Moonflowers in 2018. They are an amazing flower to open at night.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Very pretty, and I love the quote.

Reanaclaire said...

Hi Ginny, thanks for coming by faithfully to my blog, I have not feeling well since my vaccination and now I am slightly better. Will come by more often when I feel better... As usual your photos never fail to captivate me!

Jeanette said...

What beautiful flowers! I wonder the purpose of their blooming at night? Perhaps to feed nocturnal insects and animals?

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, those white Moonflowers are interesting. Have never seen them before. They are so pretty when they open up. That rain barrel is delightful. There was a tree in my old town, and someone made a face just like this on the tree, and every time I passed it, it made me smile. : )

~Sheri

My Tata's Cottage said...

Beautiful photos!

Jenny the Pirate said...

So ethereal and beautiful! I believe in miracles, for I believe in God. xoxo

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