Lights, Camera, Action

Saturday morning I found one of the neighboring yard’s cactus flowers pretty well inundated with bees, and posted about it here with video links on L.A. Metblogs.

Sure enough by Saturday night all but one of the remaining cactus blooms  opened up, none of which were ideally situated to capture the nocturnal blossoms in all their glory (like I did last year). That last blossom was perfectly positioned and by late this afternoon it was just beginning to unfurl and so in-between grilling a tri-tip I hustled to set up my cam to record a snap every 15 seconds.

If the laptop doesn’t crash or a raccoon doesn’t knock the camera or the light over or any combination of the three, I’m hoping to have a 12-hour Quicktime timelapse to show tomorrow.

UPDATE (08.11): Oh well, I’m not totally surprised that the computer crapped out and quit taking images at midnight. I think it’ll still a pretty cool timelapse that I’ll compile and post later this evening.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."