Where There’s a Will, Flower of the Day, Sep 8, 2019

IMG_6024 2There’s hope for the world when we consider the stubbornness of nature to survive in spite of what we’ve done to curtail its growth.


For Cee’s FOTD

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

11 thoughts on “Where There’s a Will, Flower of the Day, Sep 8, 2019

      1. Martha Kennedy

        I think it’s Datura. They were very common in the chaparral in CA and at sunset they opened and sent a blast of fragrance into the air. Since I was often hiking at that time, it was a sweet part of the experience. The pods are cool — after they throw out the seeds and the green part dries away, what’s left is something that looks like a loofa. My friend and I called them “Barbie’s Loofa” They are poisonous but many Indian tribes have used parts of it for its hallucinogenic properties. ๐Ÿ˜€



        1. lifelessons Post author

          I know datura, Martha but this plant is very small, not a tree. They are shaped a bit like them and you might be right but in that case this wall is in trouble. These blooms are only about 1 1/2 inches across.


            1. lifelessons Post author

              Wish I could send you a photo of a datura down here.. a full-sized tree with huge trumpet- sized flowers. But I’ve found photos of tiny ones that do look like my flower so you are probably correct. I didn’t know datura was the same as Jimson weed and loco weed! That’s what I love about blogs. I am always being taught something new by interested commenters such as you!! Thanks, Martha.

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            2. Martha Kennedy

              Those beautiful trumpet flower trees — I love them. There were some on the campus at San Diego State. I worked for Mission Trails Regional Park so I got eddicated. https://mtrp.org/the-park-2/

              That’s what I love about blogs, too. So many people (like you) I will never meet in real life, but I get to “know” them this way and I learn things and have formed real friendships that I treasure. ๐Ÿ™‚


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