After we got to Zion National Park, we spent a lot of time in Zion Canyon. Hiking from the end of the bus line to the start of the narrows, then up to the Emerald Pools, and other stops.

At one point, we came across a Sacred Datura with one lone blossom on it. The flowers are beautiful, but the plant is pretty dangerous if ingested. If you don’t die of heart failure, you’ll have some serious hallucinations. (I’ve been told.) This is the plant that Carlos Castañeda wrote about in The Teachings of Don Juan among others in his series of Don Juan books. Pretty poison, I guess. Of course, I had to get out the macro lens and get in tight. I think it worked out pretty well.

Datura1

Datura1

Datura 2

Datura 2

Not bad for a weed, huh?

 

More to follow,

Bob