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Zion Canyon Night Sky

Not only is the Milky Way apparent in the sky, but so are the Sacred Datura Flowers that bloom through the night. Shot on different nights in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah





Miscellaneous Utah Images or Good Enough Not To Be Deleted

From the last 2 weeks but don’t fit a category. Leftovers? Untrashable?

Zion Full Moon

Zion Under A Full Moon

Zion Sunrise

Zion West Temple

Sacred Datura Flower

Zion Sunrise

Delicate Arch Night

Delicate Arch Night

Utah Sandstone Landscape

Arches Sandstone Formations

At Arches National Park

Moab Jug Handle Arch

Jug Handle Arch

Utah Crescent Moon Sunset_4199

Utah Landscape_3381

Utah Sunset_4230

Utah Valley Of The Gods_3379

Valley Of The Gods

Zion Sunrise

Zion Sunrise

Zion Sunrise



Photo Of The Week- The Notorious Sacred Datura Flower

This desert flower blooms at night and has an evil reputation because of its psychedelic powers. DO NO CONSUME THIS.

Per desertusa.com-

“The bristly fruit and stale-smelling leaves of the Sacred Datura speak to a more sinister side of the plant, to a dark and fearsome netherworld of poison and potential emotional collapse, physical sickness and even death.  It suggests visions of the brooding and frightening forests of the Brothers Grimm.  These parts of the plant have given rise to alternative names such as Devil’s Trumpet, Deadly Nightshade, Thorn Apple, Mad Apple, Hairy Jimson-weed, Stink Weed, Green Dragon and Locoweed.”

I wonder who was the first to find this out. You can purchase this image as a print or downloadable file at Dawn2dawnphotography.com/sacred datura

Sacred Dature