Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010

I'm home today with Ranger.  He woke up fine, then complained of a stomach ache, which resulted in a... well, let's just say he's home sick today.  Although he's feeling better now.  He said he thought he just ate his breakfast too fast.  I've emailed my classmates so I can be sure to get today's notes, so I'm in good shape.

In case you didn't know today is the Autumnal Equinox.  I've been waiting impatiently for autumn.  I love the browns, yellows, oranges and reds in the trees.  The crisp leaves crunching underfoot.  The smell of pumpkins and bonfires, the crisp morning temperature is something I've been longing for.

My mom gave me the start of a flower and after doing a little research I think it's actually called Datura.  Some call it Jimson Weed, Devil's Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet and Jamestown Weed just to name a few.  It blooms at night and it quite spectacular.  You've got to be quick with your camera if you want to catch a picture of it's blooms.  If anyone knows for sure what this beauty is, please let me know.

 I was hoping to have a bonfire this weekend but there is a county wide burn ban, so I'll just grill the hot dogs and figure out how to do the smores on the grill!


Out on the prairie said...

That is what my mom always said she was going to spank me with but never did.Datura is the species and varies all over the states.

floweringmama said...

Hmmm the flower that I had years ago that I called Datura produced an amazing spiky pod after the bloom. I'm anxious to see if this new flower does.

And welcome to the group!!

Jean said...

I'm glad Ranger is feeling better.
Great photos of the pretty bloom. I have never grown one so can't help with an ID.
Take care!