We don’t see this beautiful little flower very often because it is usually hidden in the daytime and opens during the hours of darkness to release it’s beautiful perfume. I’ve written about the Dama de Noche (or night-scented jasmine) before, but it made an appearance today because we had heavy rain for most of the morning, and have had a dismal, cloudy afternoon. The poor plant must think the evening is upon us already!
Still, we have had a long hot summer and the ground desperately needed the rain. I know that the sunshine will soon be back 🙂
Anyway, it gave me the opportunity to photograph raindrops on the flowers from An Unusual POV, which just happens to be this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge!
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Languorous yet full of afterglow. Dama de noche is a very interesting lovely.
Do you know what I admire about this photograph? It is the way you have been able to capture those water drops and the reflections visible on them Almost as if there resides a complete world inside each of the drops.Do fairylands exist here?
Thank you so much Shakti – what a lovely comment and so very kind of you to say so. You’ve made my day!
I think fairy lands DO exist here 🙂
Ha! You’re making me feel so at home with your rain 🙂 Sunny here today (-ish!)
I thought at first that they were what we call “tobacco plants”- exactly the same flower but much bigger. (must be the rain 🙂 )
Ah yes, the flowers are very similar to “tobacco plants” – I know what you mean!
We are having gorgeous weather at the moment – perfect really 🙂
They are just gorgeous Marianne and you’ve captured them so well. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*
Very kind of you to say so, Sophia …. thanks 🙂
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What a lovely shot Marianne! Hadn’t realised they could be ‘fooled’ into opening 🙂 Reminds me of birds getting agitated during a solar eclipse!
Thanks Madhu – much appreciated.
such a lovely flower, but the rain is perfect, dripping and sparkling .. enough to brighten a dull afternoon, well caught!
Thanks Christine 🙂
Lovely little blooms – how fortunate that the weather conditions made them pop out to see what was happening!
Exactly! Plus I got to have a good look at them 🙂
Thanks for your visit – I found you through a link left on my CBBH Photo Challenge, BTW 🙂
Pretty, Marianne. The raindrops give it a sparkly effect. Very pretty.
Yes, it does have a kind of sparkly effect – I hadn’t really noticed that – but now you mention it ……. 🙂
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How lovely, Marianne. Gorgeous pic. Thanks so much for your postcard from Costa del Sol. It looks so beautiful there. 🙂
Glad the postcards are arriving OK 🙂
You makes the most of the Dama’s grotty little flowers whose wicked perfume makes you swoon. The water in your photo brings the blossom to life. I can just hear our little rill gurgling in the distance which means my lettuce and tomatoes will survive another week!
They have a look of teeny-tiny narcissus blooms, don’t they?
Our little veggie patch has done really well this year 🙂
One of my favorite scents 🙂
Mine, too 🙂
I love how you have caught the rain drops
There were so many of them – but I got lucky 🙂
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What a beautiful picture! The raindrops on the flowers are lovely Marianne… 🙂
Thanks Meg 🙂
Beautiful flowers and an excuse to stay up all night… 🙂 🙂
HA – I hadn’t thought of that! 😉
That is a beautiful capture, Marianne! The rain drops made the flowers even more pretty.
Thanks so much, Amy.
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My Dad would love some of your night-scented jasmine in his garden but I think we have just too much damn rain & frost
We have a few clumps of plants dotted around the house because the perfume is so lovely.
Sadly, I think you are right – I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t like the frost 😦
Fabulous, I’m glad it came out early for you!
….me too, and Mr Sunshine has just burst through the clouds! Yaay!
There is so much to love about where you live. I`m glad to at least get to read about it here.
AAwwww thank you. I LOVE living here and you never know, my blog might encourage you to visit! 🙂
Or maybe even move!;-)
Now you’re talking! 🙂
Beautiful. Rain can make for wonderful photos and just sometimes must come as a relief to you if not to us, rain sogged, Londoners.
OH yes, we’ve been waiting for the rain 🙂