dragonfruit, Dragonfruit farm, fragrant plants, Mindo Ecuador, Nocturnal blooming plants, Pitahaya
“And I think of the night-blooming cereus, a plant that looks like a leathery weed most of the year.
But for one night each summer its flower opens to reveal silky white petals, which encircle yellow lacelike threads,
and another whole flower like a tiny sea anemone within the outer flower.
By morning, the flower has shriveled. One night of the year, as delicate and fleeting as a life in the universe.” —Alan Lightman – The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
Mindo Ecuador – Dec. 01, 2016 (Rabbit-rabbit!)
Yesterday morning my friend Clemencia emailed to say, “We are having some flowering in the pitahaya, if you would like to come tonight… if you want to invite Cynthia, please do; she wanted to see the flowers too. It is not a big flowering, but the nights have been beautiful so even with a few it will be nice.” Continue reading