Started from seeds gifted to me by a co-worker a few years back, this perennial is a perennial favorite in my yard.
Fragrant moonflowers dress my front yard in such a way that walking from the driveway to the front porch becomes a perfumed path at night because this flower is a night owl, closing its blossoms during the sunlit day.
A couple of days ago, the blossoms were still open in the morning and partial sunlight added a special touch to their already distinct beauty. With the sun playing on their petals, it seemed as if they were illuminated in an otherworldy fashion. Coinciding with my day of the week to start work at noon insteand of nine, I delighted in taking the time to seriously capture some photographs of this stunning flower.
The blossoms were in various states of unfolding and the details included spiral patterns and curlicue edges that trumpeted perfection. Just as the patterns created by sand crabs in Malaysia created a spiral beauty, these flowers sang a spiral song in each state of opening and awakening.
I felt almost like a thief with my camera who could never lay claim to actually own these riches now adorning my snapshot albums.
Here are a few of the photos and there are more in my gallery album .