Friday, October 29, 2010

Trumpet flower







I took these photos last night except the last one that I took this morning when the temperature outside was -1C°. It is getting colder and colder especially in the morning and evening so I’ll have to find some warmer place for this flower until spring next year. Last winter I kept it in the shed. By the way Trumpet flowers contain high levels of poison. I was unpleasantly surprised when I found that information. More about it you can read here.

15 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Nice plant and beautiful flowers Meda.

Wish you a nice weekend, Joop

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful macro shots Meda. It may be poisonous but it has a stunning bloom.

S. Etole said...

It looks like little fingers reaching out to unfurl ...

Dejemonos sorprender said...

nice.. beautiful pictures, a great plant.. the flowers are perfects! The nature is gorgeous.. Have a great weekend..
Saludos..

Zondra Art said...

Prekrasno si ovo fotografirala, kao da je snimano usporeno kamerom.
Bravoo, jako mi se sviđa, uhvatila si trenutak!

Pusa i ugodan vikend ti želim.

Sandra said...

I just love what night does to ordinary things, these are fantastic. all those squiggles and twist and turns. the young people here use these flowers for drugs and most of the time they die from them. they are defintely posionous, and i think there are many plants that are beautiful that are deadly if mis used. we have to be careful what we plant because if the dogs eat their leaves it is poison to them. I do so love what you did with these photos

BaysideLife said...

The poison is its protection against harmful insects. The progression of blooming you caught is simply amazing. Great photos and a beautiful flower.

guild-rez said...

Beautiful pictures!!
Great shots.
Happy Halloween,
Gisela

Catherine said...

It makes you wonder how something so beautiful can be so dangerous!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend MedaM!
xo Catherine

Lara Neusiedler said...

wow, this is a really beautiful and interesting flower!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Stunning shots Meda! Hugs

Poetic Shutterbug said...

First, these are excellent macros and I love the progression in the shots. I had no idea they were poisonous. Thanks for all the information on these.

Andrea said...

A great serie.
It seems to see the flower opening.
I love the first picture overall.

Judy said...

I love the way datura blossoms unfurl! You are lucky to have one so you can take the photos whenever you want!
Lots of common plants are poisonous - tomatoes and potato leaves and stems, rhubarb leaves. You just have to do some research before eating stuff that is new.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful sequence of pictures for the trumpet flower. The dark background enhances the beauty of the flower.