Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here is the very elegant, very ALIVE moonflower, which (as you will see by the net surrounding it) is highly toxic when consumed. These flowers take a minute or less to open, depending on the amount of water in the soil. Their grace and sheer beauty is stunning to behold. Note the flower as it shutters at the 25th second - real proof of the internal energy that fills all of life, not only humans! Other videos of this miraculous flower are also life-affirmingly lovely, but I think this one has the highest quality of the ones I've found. Each video, however, shows the struggle of the flower as it opens, some unfurling with a slight shiver, and others truly contracting and shuttering as they reveal their scent and petals. Enjoy!