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The night Queen


By Aleyna

The night Queen  (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

Two nights ago. Hubby took the pictures for me :)

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wow its fantastic

2 Mar, 2013


Thanks Stickitoffee
Unfortunatelly I was not home... I teach at night in a city 85km north of my home.
That's why hubby took the picture :)
He did a good job

3 Mar, 2013


He certainly did! Will it still be out when you get back home?

Teaching can be tough, don't work too hard!

3 Mar, 2013


Very nice.

3 Mar, 2013


beautiful white colour.

3 Mar, 2013


Hi Stickitoffee... nope :( this flower opens just one night... and has a lovely scent. Next year... I hope

Thanks Johnjoe

Thanks Bik

4 Mar, 2013


oh aleyna, only one night? do you have any more of them? its an amazing flower

5 Mar, 2013


(Mouldy smiles sadly.)
Only one night, after the love & care you've given?
By the time you get back home it's head will be hung in shame. Or exhaustion! Lol.
Do you teach English, Aleyna?
Hi, Sticki!

28 Mar, 2013


Hi Sticki, yes only one night, and this year it is on its second bloom, and I'll be away of home again... "wot" a bad timing.
I saw the little bud and thought to myself... "this time you could wait until thursday night, would you"
I have fingers crossed for tonight... :)

Hey Mouldy,
It will be proudly up until the sun touch the sky with its light, then it will slowly close its petals and keep its scent inside.
I wish I'd be teaching English! Not even on my best dreams!!!!
I teach Physiology for health Sciences programs and Research Method and Technic for the other programs.

28 Mar, 2013


Aleyna, could you get a little suitcase for your plant and take it with you ~ i would hate to miss that flowering if it was mine!

hi mouldy!

28 Mar, 2013


Well, it's Thusday, now & I hope you got home in time for the big scent. Lol.

28 Mar, 2013


Good Morning Sticki...
The lady is waiting...

Take a look if you can :)

I guess the big night will be tonight :) I posted a Picture of the bud.

29 Mar, 2013


oh fabulous! i found your picture!

i hope its tonight and i hope you will be there!!

you could have a party for her?

29 Mar, 2013


LOL Sticki, but wow thats a great idea... any suggestions?

29 Mar, 2013


a midnight party! it can only start when the flower opens, after that all food and drinks flower related? so you could drink margueritas ???

and you could eat pretty salads decorated with edible flowers?

29 Mar, 2013


deal... I'll have the midnight party for the Queen... some salmons samich and green salad with red rose petals...freixenet champagne brut... will take pictures... :)

29 Mar, 2013


Mouldy wonders if Aleyna & Sticki have parties on such flimsy excuses every night. Lol.

29 Mar, 2013


Oh Aleyna that sounds perfect! Rose petals too!? Love to see the pictures! ...... Mouldy.....flimsy excuse? This is a major event!!

29 Mar, 2013


I won't even look for the translation for flimsy... :) LoL

30 Mar, 2013


Seeing as it's such a special occasion I'll get my longjohns out of the pawn shop, then. Lol.

31 Mar, 2013


no translation for longjohns... lol....

31 Mar, 2013


They're winter underwear from waist to ankle, Aleyna.
A sort of trousers, but worn under the trousers to protect from the cold.
They're unfashionable, in some circles, due to their links with old age & social class. Lol.
Naturally, nobody would dream of putting their underwear into a pawn shop, which is why used the idea.
Do you have anything like pawn shops in Brazil?

1 Apr, 2013


Thanks for the explanation. As I said before we are in the coldest part of this country (if you can call it cold). There are this kind of underwear offered in regular stores.
Of course we have pawn shops, but I don't think they have any kind of clothes.
The female league against câncer and some other social institutions have "flea markets" where you can find clothes.

1 Apr, 2013


Our pawn shops used to take clothes back in the 1950's & 60's, as my step-father would pawn his suit on Monday, then redeem it on Friday.
I must check to see if they still do. LOL. ;-)

1 Apr, 2013


LOL! :o)

1 Apr, 2013


I could pawn my Autumn clothes (worn in my photo) until later this year. :-)

3 Apr, 2013

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