Beautiful Flowers are Sometimes Toxic

    A night-blooming Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) trumpet flower starting to uncurl is a beautiful thing, but the plant is also a toxic hallucinogen. It’s in the nightshade family, along with tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant, but unlike those, is not edible. Sphinx and Hawk moths are common pollinators of the plant. To learn more about […]

For Harold Jones …

I had the good fortune to study fine art photography under the instruction of Harold Jones at the University of Arizona in the early 1980’s.  Harold was at the George Eastman House, founded the Light Gallery in New York & was the founding director of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson before becoming professor of photography at […]

Sacred Datura

SACRED DATURA is a night-blooming perennial plant which grows wild throughout Mexico and the southwestern portion of United States. It produces large white flowers and blooms through the summer on plants which can reach three feet tall, then generates thorny seed pods which open when fully ripe. It is also referred to as Jimson Weed, Indian Apple and […]