Friday, August 21, 2009
Last Night Blooming Cereus
Such a rare treat! My night blooming Cereus decided to bloom one more time this summer and this time, I took photos and video during several moments over the 24 hour period.
I've 'collaged' photos and video together here, and added a sound track by my niece, Claire Stahlecker, who is definitely an up and coming musician with quite an original sound. Somehow, melding the two together just seemed (intuitively) like the right thing to do, like a joyous celebration of this amazing plant with the one night only blossom.
At the risk of sounding maudlin, when I saw this bud developing, I was a bit concerned that this poor old plant could be putting out it's 'last bloom before death' because it already bloomed a couple of times this summer...I hope I'm wrong, but just in case, this lovely gift of a plant is now well and lovingly documented.
What a learning experience....and it's now on Youtube, too...my first addition ever--hey, gotta' start somewhere! And Claire's Facebook Fans page is a good place to learn more about the music!