I had been paying attention to my Night Blooming Cereus plant.
Its buds and elongated days ago. They turned up like pipes earlier than expected.
I knew that the eight buds of this ‘Queen of the Night’ would open soon.
I missed it last night. I went to bed early. I got up at 1:30AM to get water. It never occurred to me to go out and peek over the deck railing.
When I saw the white skirts of petals this morning I knew I had missed it.
Seven blooms have opened. Tears were shed.
This plant bloomed for the first time ever, two days before my precious daddy died. https://floweralley.org/2020/07/14/queen-or-angel/
There is still one bud unopened. I saw something curious through my tears. Three NEW little buds.
This plant has never bloomed twice. Maybe that is the miracle. Maybe I did not miss it after all.