Glorious Moonflowers

September 17, 2014



  • Pastels on Black Paper
  • 25″ x 20″

Moonflowers are a favorite. I planted them around giant Russian sunflowers. The sunflowers heads are now drying, their stalks supporting the vining moonflowers. Transient and fragile, the blossoms develop over several days, appearing as spiraling cones. Unfurling after sunset, the delicately  petaled blossom is supported by the star shaped spine, which is as delicate as the petal. The flowers spread open through the night and, if we’re lucky, for a few hours in the morning.

I started this pastel as a meditative drawing outside, but finished it at my drawing table.

3 Responses to “Glorious Moonflowers”

  1. Janet Ishkanian said

    Very nice. I am unfamiliar with Moonflowers but they seem very similar to Morning Glories.

  2. Bob Nunley said

    How beautiful the blooming!!! Thank you.

    Be Well and Be in Joy,

    Bob Nunley, 888-272-6109

    Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas, Wisdom Council, I-SSS-EE-M ( I-Triple S-Double E-M)

    International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine.

    Now accepting HU applications for Fall Semester, 2014 and Reservations

    for Campus Week at Unity Village, Kansas City from September 7 to 13 and

    reservations for ISSSEEM’s 23rd Annual Conference June 24 to 27, 2015.

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