No Flash in the Pan: Epiphyllum Oxypetalum

Tonite I’m alone.

With the scent of the Epiphyllum Oxypetallum for company. This is the second time she bloomed in 3 months.

She has proven no flash in the pan. As Epiphyllums go, they may take a really long time to bloom. Hence, the Chinese idiom, as SC reminded me, 曇花一現 (tan hua yi xian), the very flower named to describe someone with an impressive but brief moment of glory.

1 Feb 2012 Slender bud

Photo taken in Nov 2011

Taken at 11.20pm on 1 Feb 2012

Taken on 1 Feb 2012 at 11pm

About 18 cm

The Japanese have a name “Gekka-Bijin”, Beauty gazing into the moon.

She certainly is a beauty with a scent, as refreshing as red ginger, and sweet as geranium.  While she’s no flash in the pan, she sure required patience.

May your 2012 bloom beautifully and abundantly.

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