Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Cereus Peruvianus

Night Blooming Cactus

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Ten years ago I bought a small sickly looking cactus plant for $3 from the clearance shelf of a local garden shop. At the time I didn’t know that it was a night blooming Cereus Peruvianus Cactus. A few years after planting it in a pot I came out early one morning to find the most beautiful huge white flower blooming. By the time I returned from work it was closed and did not open again. The following year it again produced one beautiful white flower that only lasted for a few hours. As the years passed it continued to bloom once or twice a year but only producing one  or two blossoms. It is now six feet tall and to my surprise, this year it has bloomed three times, once producing 22 blossoms over a few days. I think of each short lived bloom as a temporary gift which makes it all the more beautiful and cherished.

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About Light Through Glass

"In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away" Shing Xiong. My quest is my passion to find beauty in all things. To remember to try to live in the moment, to really “see” and hopefully to capture the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life. I aspire to transcend traditional ideas and to creatively through my photographs express my own unique point of view.
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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

  1. shail says:

    That’s a beautiful flower! ❤

  2. taphian says:

    that’s really beautiful

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