Angel’s Trumpet Pod Opening at Night Fall (3 Views)

Angel's Trumpet (with helium touring balloon in background)
Angel’s Trumpet pod opening at night fall
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We were visiting my mother-in-law for her birthday on Sunday, and she remarked to me that her angel’s trumpet, a new plant (as of this summer), had been beautiful the week before but the flowers were now dying off. Angel’s Trumpet? Seriously? I took a look and saw that it was but didn’t mention to her its hallucinogenic properties, which can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, and apparently often times even if you do. Personally, I’m not one who would be interested in experimenting but thought getting some photos would be nice.

One wonders why certain plants do what they do.

It was early evening and fascinating to watch this one pod opening even as we stood there. When I first noticed it the glistening green new flower had only begun to emerge, and within a few seconds was as you see above. I called over my mother-in-law to see and she was fascinated, having never observed this.

Angel's Trumpet
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Angel's Trumpet Emerging from Pod
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More views of the flowers.


Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis
Washington Road, Augusta, Georgia
Oct 2007

Light box enlargement

Marty’s mother lives in Augusta and we were down there yesterday for her birthday. The Venus and Adonis hairstyling palace is representative of Washington Road, the main drag down to the Augusta National Golf Course where The Masters is held. If I remember correctly it used to be a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The transformation into a beauty salon took place at least twenty years ago. That there’s a Venus & Adonis Hairstyling West implies there is a Venus & Adonis Hairstyling East. I’ve never seen it though.

Twenty years in business. We used to laugh when we drove by. But this is how you spell success, evidently, and who’s to argue when how many other businesses on jam packed Washington Road have the life span of a gnat. V+E+N+U+S+&+A+D+O+N+I+S plus STATUARY. I’m thinking that I should redo all my websites and put up a version of Venus and Adonis instead.

I took a few more pics of Washington Road and will post them tomorrow. I think.

Off to Etowah though it’s looking like rain (of which we’re in dire need). Trying to get H.o.p. moving. He’s about the slowest individual in the world.