Anticipation in late afternoon
After dark they start to open.
Bedtime. Pistil appears at the partially open tip.
Reminds me of having a baby.
I went to bed before the whole flower opened up.
This morning the blooms hung limp and spent.
Three buds remain for this cycle of bloom.
They will bloom again. Last bloom cycle is usually in October. The greenhouse will smell heavenly that night because they'll already be indoors for winter.
2013 Photo -- they never vary.