When I arrived on campus this morning I wasn’t quite sure. Some flowers had bloomed last night but not many. Would there be more tonight? Sure, there were buds atop the hedge but they were indeterminate in number. But by the afternoon, with the day’s swelling within them, it was apparent that a bloom event was in the offing.
Maybe it’s the wet weather that we’ve had this year on Oahu, but this summer’s night blooming cereus blooms have been noticeably less spectacular than those of summer 2010. Their numbers have been fewer than in years past … and that’s what these events are all about.
It is thus heartening to know that there will be a good number of blooms gracing Punahou School’s rock wall this evening. Best to get there after 9 p.m. when they have just opened and are fresh to the night. Remember, they only bloom for one evening so catch them while you can.
As always, there will be an additional bloom tomorrow night but the flowers will be fewer in number.
There’s no rain in tonight’s forecast so there’s no reason to not go. Besides, it’s completely free and a Honolulu tradition.