The Moonflower Blooms!

October 7, 2021

Moonflowers are vining plants with flowers that only open at night (in the early evening), and we got to see her bloom for the first time this week.

Her petals are super delicate and soft and thinner than any flower that I’ve ever encountered. And by morning, the flower will have closed and won’t open up again and eventually fall off. We had tried a few times to grow moonflowers, but this was the first year we were successful, so we were pretty excited to finally see a bloom appear as the sun was setting this evening.

Taking photos in such low light seemed problematic at first, but with her being white and bright, it seemed to help balance out the overall exposure and help to add some to the overall depth and texture. You can see some noise in the full resolution versions, but I think the photos turned out alright.

The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!
The Moonflower Blooms!

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