IMG_1945.JPG (532271 bytes)Waiting for the Moonflower

This spring I planted Moonflower seeds. To grow this Ipomoea Alba vine you knick the seeds which are about a quarter of an inch in size. IMG_1949.JPG (549541 bytes)The seeds are then soaked in water overnight and then you plant the seed. All summer long this vine grew and grew. I kept looking for a bud, hoping for a blossom.

DSCN9156.JPG (596992 bytes)Finally a bud appeared. I watched it grow and waited. I would peer at the garden every night anxiously awaiting the moonflower. The bud got bigger and bigger and I knew it would be time soon. Not wanting to miss the flower I wrote myself a note and stuck it on the kitchen coun3DSCN9147.jpg (4466033 bytes)ter. Ryan shook his head in disbelief over this. Last night the moonflower bloomed. Ahhh! Moonflowers bloom in the evening. The fragrant flower opens at dusk and stays open until the morning sun touches it. The flower is a crisp clear stunning white. They smell fabulous!

DSCN9148.JPG (997196 bytes)We had a moonflower! I got pretty excited, ran and called Maurice and Ryan outside to experience the beauty of the moonflower. This simple event turned into a week of pleasure for me. Its really a matter of choice. You can decide to live a thrilling stimulating life or allow yourself to be bored. Look around find something to get energized about. What are you waiting for?DSCN9150.JPG (605035 bytes)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein