Angel’s Trumpet   Leave a comment

Most of yesterday was spent running errands.  The bank/pharmacy/post office/grocery/pharmacy again run wasn’t unpleasant, exactly, but it sure did cut into the day.  There wasn’t much time left over.

So here are a couple of pictures that got left out of previous postings.  This cloud, for example.  I thought it looked a little like an angel flying along, blowing a trumpet.

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Well — if you’ve got a really good imagination.

Speaking of angels . . . just look at this weed.

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I went out early a couple of mornings ago, and caught the light shining through the glorious white flowers of the Jimsonweed.  It’s the only thing flowering right now, and yes, it’s a weed.  But a beauty.

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I’ve featured Jimsonweed (aka moonflower, Devil’s snare, Devil’s trumpet, and Hell’s Bells) several times, and noted that it’s very toxic.  It’s also the only thing that grew in my attempted garden, after the squirrels got through with it.  Even they wouldn’t eat it.

What does that have to do with angels?  Well, there’s a closely related cultivated form, also toxic, with huge dangling flowers in lavender, yellow, or white.  And what is it called?

Angels’ trumpet, of course.

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Posted September 4, 2014 by stablewoman in Uncategorized, Wildflowers

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