Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sacred datura bloomed in my backyard tonight. Hopefully moths will come pollenate the flowers tonight, because the delicate flowers will wilt in tomorrows heat.
I shot with a Nikon D800E, 60mm macro lens, off camera flash and diffuser.
Georgia O'Keeffe painted this "Jimson Weed" in 1932.
Datura contains atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine. In low doses, these chemicals are helpful in suppressing seasickness and asthma. If you take moderate doses, you can talk to God, but just a little too much and you're dead.