7.5.10

The Making of a Dragon Fruit


This brought hope...false hope, as it dropped off like many other flower buds.


This brought more hope. It bloomed last night.


The tall lady with spiky hair (stigma) is surrounded by many short yellow men (anthers). There are no bees working at night, what more in the rain. Using a new paint brush, I transferred the pollens from the anthers to the stigma. Since 10pm was an ideal time for pollination, the task was conducted during the fertile time in the rain.


Now we can only hope that the base of this flower forms a dragon fruit.


If not, there is still fresh hope...


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