As the sun was setting...
... and I was taking sunset photos of Shyla...
... the little balls were opening up so that they could be pollinated by Sphinx Moths. The blossoms were gorgeous, especially with the dark background. It was hard to believe that this was the same plant as I'd seen during the day!
Another flower in that family was called the "Showy Four O'Clock Flower". It was closed during the heat of the day. This photo was just as it was closing in the morning.
Then, around sunset, the "showy" blossoms opened in all their glory!
It's a flower that needs lots of rain to flourish so we haven't seen it in recent years.
So, on those moonlit nights when the stars spun around the North Star, flowers were blooming under the incredible desert sky.
Today, I am joining Dory's Flower Blog Hop!