Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reina de la Noche

I have achieved little in the past week, as Montezuma decided to pay me a visit filled with vengeance, accompanied by his friends: nausea, vomiting and migraines.  It was a blast!  But my good friends Gatorade, Pepto and ciprofloxacin backed me up in the battle....  and here I stand.

Anyway, several nights ago, I had the privilege of watching this beautiful flower, the name of which is the title of this blog post, bloom in Harold's mom's back yard.  Found in the tropics, the "night queen", Epiphyllum oxypetalum, blooms once a year in the heat of the summer, in the middle of the night, and releases an intoxicating perfumey aroma.  Worth staying up for....



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