The moon plant has once again come up and in exactly the same spot. After writing about it in a past blog post I was told that it was a poisonous plant & flower....But so are store bought tomatoes & beef at the moment. It's a large flower and in this first picture the bud has broken open and the flower is pushing its way outward and upward, getting itself ready to bloom as soon as darkness comes. See how big it is compared to Jybow our cat.
Here we're looking at it from the top down just because I like the way it looks. Isn't it pretty?
You can almost sit and watch it begin to open up as darkness approaches. Jimmy & I both watched it un-roll itself slowly as it began to get dark.
It's finally dark and the flowers are blooming. The scent in the air is sweet as they give off a strong wonderful scent. You don't even have to see that it's blooming to know that the moon flowers are blooming. Just smell the air. Take notice of the cat tail in the lower center of the picture above.
Sorry for the delay in posting to my blog, but I've been busy and also been riding some as a passenger behind Jimmy. Just doing my part to cut down on gasoline usage...the truth is that we can't afford gas for both bikes.
Tomorrow I may take my own bike out because I decided today to ride my own bike across to the other side of the state to visit family. I may change my mind about that, but I thought it best since I have to carry my CPAP machine and all that goes with it. I have sleep apnea and need all the air I can get into my lungs at night to feel better during the day. If I take my own bike I'll also have room for more clothes and all my chargers, medicine, toiletries & of course my hairdryer just in case I need one. I'm sure I've forgotten to mention something and for a person who doesn't like lists, I have to make one now or I'll forget to take something very important with me....like Jimmy.
On my bike, I make the final decisions of what to carry with me and if I ride as a passenger on Jimmy's bike, he usually says nicely, "Do you really need to take all that stuff with you?" or, "I don't think we'll have room for all those things, honey."
I used to be able to travel light, but now that I'm older I need more stuff.
The sun-screen....I knew I forgot something important.
Those were reasons #1 & 2 .....
The most important reason that I haven't posted is that after talking with my sil across the state my internet went out and its been on and off for several days now. I hope it's still on when I hit PUBLISH POST. Cross you fingers....here goes nothing.