Friday, April 18, 2008

angel trumpets




angel trumpets.jpg, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

People like to grow these in Laos - in the evenings they had a thick sweet odor that spreads out all over the place. I've known this plant only as Jimson's weed in the US - the seeds are poisonous, causing hallucinations, fever, palpitations just to name a few of its effects.

They are pretty against the evening sky with a thunderstorm moving in. I took this on the 14th up in Xieng Khouang.

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday which is hosted over at Wiggers World.

18 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great shot this is... it captures the flowers so well and the sky looks stunning also...

Tom

Anemone said...

So very very nice flower..., I wonder how the smell is...

Nice weekend wishes to you, from Norway.

quintarantino said...

On the sight of such beauty on those flowers, one almost forgets that beyond is a sky to be seen!

It's a five star photo.

T.R. said...

Beautiful! I think they are in the datura family - poisonous. There's a type that grows as a tree too.

Carole said...

We have something called trumpet flowers here that look like that and are extremely poisonous hallucinogens. Lovely photo.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful, excellent composition.

byrningbunny said...

What an incredible shot! Very cool. These really are nice plants too. I know how the spread in the States, I can't imagine how large they must grow over there.

lv2scpbk said...

Love the photo. You must have been lying on the ground to get this shot.

I see you have "Good Reads" on your sidebar. I will check it out. I have one that I just started not long ago too.

Marcos Santos said...

Fantastic flower

Beautiful!

Congratulations for photos.

fishing guy said...

Chan: What a wonderful post of a beautiful Tree and Sky. Very nicely done.

John said...

What a great shot and perspective.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I think this photo will be my favorite to day. Those flower are so beautiful! In Norway we have to pay very much for one of those in the flower-shop, and you have nearly a forest of them. Wow!
I almost forgot to say that this is a wonderful photo and beautiful colors in it. I love it:)

Carletta said...

How beautiful - love the perspective!

Ida said...

BEAUTIFUL! :)))

Ida

GMG said...

Hi! Sorry for this short visit just to thank your comments on my blog. This weekend, I’m going to take a musical break, and next week I’ll make a very short trip, crossing South Atlantic. I’ll try to catch up with your posts as soon as possible. Meanwhile, leave you with some chocolate champagne truffles at Blogtrotter.
Have a lovely weekend and an excellent week!
Gil

Keera Ann Fox said...

Stunning photo! It might drive me crazy, but I'd like to experience what it is like to smell the fragrance filling the evening.

Marie Walden said...

Awesome photo, Chanpheng. Your blog looks awesome!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Nice flowers!

The sky is scary!!But wonderful!

In this week I haven't a good shot to post!

Luiz