after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

sacred datura...

The first sacred datura opened yesterday. Sacred datura is a desert perennial. It often opens at night and will be gone within the first few hours of sunlight. Yesterday, it lasted a bit longer. Sacred datura are poisonous so the many critters who love to eat anything around here will leave these alone. The blossoms are about eight inches tall and six inches across.

This is an unopened bud.
Their shape makes me pull out my camera every time.

There is so much beauty to be found in the Sonoran desert.


Cristina Garay said...

So beautiful! One more of Mother nature's wonders! Thanks for sharing.

a quiet life said...

they self sow all over my property, they only excel without water and scent the prettiest dreary corners here and there. beautiful photos~

they come in several colors too, the lilac is a favorite. they are super easy to grow from seed~

Barbara said...

Cool Barbara I really liked the unopened blossom

janel said...

A new delight for me. Thank you....truly beautiful.