Sunday, July 20, 2014


Today, July 20th, is the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing
with astronauts on board.
I remember how excited everyone was back then--
and that was watching it on a black and white television
with an antenna on the roof and a massive "picture tube" inside the cabinet.
A different world, it was.

So I'm commemorating the day by writing about moonflowers.

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Moonflowers have white trumpet-shaped flowers that open at twilight.
Their sweet perfume can easily fill the night air.

Photo Credit: Michele Schaffer,
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The moonflower also grows exceedingly tall, sometimes as much as 8 feet.
Maybe it's reaching for the moon.

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