901. How mysterious you are, Lovely One! ~Mary Lambert

In my garden fair is a trellis
where climbs a fetching Moonflower,
a curious, twining vine whose blossoms
hide in daylight and open only to the night.
~Edited excerpt from a poem
by Troost Avenue

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Oh white blooming moon, you’ve been
Confined in a bud below the day’s bright sun
Shutting yourself in until day is done,
But now dazzling flower that mimics the moon
You’ve unfurled to light up night’s darkness where
Sacred secrets can be told ‘neath a veil of midnight blue
For the light of the moon is the only language
To which you, your majesty, hearken.
~Natalie Scarberry

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? ~Psalm 8:3-4 ✝

**I actually got up and out early enough this brisk morn to capture a moonflower before the light caused it to close completely and perish. As you can see, her edges have started to wrinkle however. Moonflowers are in the same family as morning glories, and you can see a few blue ones over and behind it starting to unfurl as the “moonie” closes.

20 thoughts on “901. How mysterious you are, Lovely One! ~Mary Lambert

    • Thanks, V. I’ve tried the last two years to start one, but this one is the first that has finally taken off. And I was so excited when I discovered a bloom several weeks ago, but I didn’t like any of shots I tried to take after dark because the camera’s flash alters colors. So I’ve been waiting to catch one still abloom in early light, and when I spotted this one from my chair this morning, I grabbed my camera and ran. I hope we both can get them going next year. I love those things. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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