It started or I noticed that there was a flower bud at midday. It didn’t appear to start opening until about 2100, but it could have been blooming before then.
I also had to be a lady of the night so that I could record the opening of the flower. I nipped out in my nightdress to take photographs every half to on the hour until about 0030. H set up his overhead lights to provide better light than the camera flash could offer and accompanied me out and connected them up each time. Thank you!
H continued to check the flower after I finished, but said that it did not open any further.
The next morning we noticed that the flower was hanging down from its stalk.
It only flowered once and in the night.
The colour, texture and scent of the bloom was worth staying up for. Except, that if the weather had been cooler and I had been able to get a good night’s sleep I may not have been so keen 🙂