It's 4 o'clock somewhere

As a matter of fact, it's 4 o'clock here.  4am, that is.  But my last post got a warm reception, so I'm wondering if that photo was just that good (maybe), or if 4am is a rockin' time here on G+ (more likely).  Let's see how this one does…

This is a Four O'clock flower bud just starting to open.  I thought it's shape was interesting and I liked the light and shadow play. 

I had a heck of a time all summer with my Four O'clocks.  They really don't open during the heat of the day, and we had a hot summer for so long they didn't seem to open at all.  I theorized that they were opening in the cool hours of the morning, but of course there's no way to test that theory. 

Finally, the weather cooled and the Four O'clocks showed me their beautiful flowers and it was well worth the wait.  I took photos one evening and always planned to shoot more, but the time got away from me for now they are gone.  They should be back next year – Four O'clocks self seed like crazy 🙂

For +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong & +Nuraini Ghaifullah
And +Macro4All curated by +Walter Soestbergen
And for +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner

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12 thoughts on “It's 4 o'clock somewhere

  1. Mirabilis jalapa (The four o'clock flower or marvel of Peru) is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a not uncommon placename in Central and North America. Mirabilis jalapa is said to have been exported from the Peruvian Andes in 1540.
    Laura–you've done it again! I love looking at the world through your camera's lens.