The bees on this Sour Pitaya bloom evidently find the nectar sweet. I found the flower to be one of the day’s “secret glories” (the poet E. E. Cummings’ term) as we biked on the Quail Trail.
The Sour Pitaya or Pitaya Agria cactus is a cousin to the organ pipe, which also grows in Baja California Sur, and is rather thorny and forbidding until it blooms. According to Norman C. Roberts’ Baja California Plant Field Guide, the blooms “open for a single night and close by mid-morning.” It’s a good thing we bike early in the day.
Ordinary sights, maybe, but miraculous enough for me.
What secret glories did you see yesterday or today?
What reminds you of the miraculous aspects of our lives?