Angel's Trumpet

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I recently saw the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit at the San Diego Art Museum and remembered that one of her favorite subjects to paint was Jimson Weed, otherwise known as Datura. This beautiful flower, commonly called Angel's Trumpet, is in the same family as Datura, however, it grows on a large, woody bush and all the flowers hang downward, like bells in the steeple, waiting to be rung. In the evening when the sun goes down, they emit a fragrant smell that is delightful.

"Angel's Trumpet" © Kathy Dunham 2008