Thursday, September 15, 2011

bloom

 

 

 



I sat and watched a datura plant, Datura spp., bloom one evening. That led to photographing a single bloom over a period of about 10-15 minutes. I tried to make a slide show, but evidently the only computer it showed up on was mine -- so I've condensed the magic into a few photos.

The bees impatiently await this time and have only a few minutes before they need to return to the hive for the night. Some find a little opening to slip in. The nectar must be as heavenly as the fragrance.

I don't have words to describe the sensuality of this bloom opening in the very same moments that daytime was closing. An overlapping of worlds.

6 comments:

Jeannie said...

I saw the datura when we were on the Colorado River and they are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

I imagine it would feel as if worlds are overlapping :)

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, I bet it was so cool to see them in the wild! Love datura.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, yes, it's not something I've done before in a conscious way, to sit still and watch the datura bloom while day leaves and night arrives...

Trish said...

*STUNNING*

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Trish!