276779956 1 Luke George Bnb Bypc 2021

Updated: Jan. 04, 2023

On the back lanai near the pool is my ‘Queen of the Night’ Epiphyllum oxypetalum Cactus plant. During the Summer months 2 or 3 times a year this very pretty, amazingly fragrant flower blooms. It’s name is Queen of the Night and one very unique thing about her flower is that it only blooms at night, and it only lasts the night it blooms, by morning this Queen has run her beautiful but short reign over her sunless Kingdom. She has much to do in the few hours as Queen and I believe that she accomplishes them all. Over the past couple of years I have stayed up to watch this event, capturing photos and trying to get the perfect time lapse from start to finish, this time lapse still eludes me as the lighting must be spot on. I have gotten some great stills of Her Majesty and right now another set of blooms are budding nicely. Maybe this time is the time I will get that perfect time lapse. Until then I’ll keep trying and most of all admiring this magnificent Queen and all her glory.

276779956 1 Luke George Bnb Bypc 2021Courtesy Luke George