ONLY SEVEN MORE TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
These are what we call 'moonflowers', although their name is something else entirely. They are so much fun to watch opening up. At about 8:30 at night the buds start to quiver and then they open up a little. A couple of minutes later they quiver some more and open a little more. In the space of maybe ten minutes the flower opens entirely. When the sun hits them the next morning they die off and another crop forms for the next night. They bloom pretty much all summer long. You have to be sure to mark them *really* well in the garden or you are bound to haul them out thinking they're dandelions. Their foliage is very similar.
A couple of things I thought you might like to see...
1. Cathy of Crazy By Design has a post telling us about replacing the use of dryer sheets with something a lot more nature. She has made dryer balls using wool yarn. Go here to read more!
2. She also has pointed us to the 2010 Purse Contest held by Crazy Quilting International. Be prepared for some beautiful eye candy. Go here. While you're there, you can check out the archives for lots more to see!