A Very Happy Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum FlowerThis post has little to do with the theme of the blog, but I thought you might appreciate this beautiful scene. I photographed this epiphyllum flower in my back yard today. The colors only weakly approximate the vivid iridescence of the bloom. For the curious, here’s a link to the Epiphyllum Society of America, where you can see photos of some of the extant varieties.

Click on the image above to open high resolution version suitable for use as your desktop background – if can tolerate the distraction! Enjoy.