Datura Flowers and The Watchman at Zion National Park

Some Datura flowers with The Watchman in the background.
Zion National Park September 2010

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EricChu

EricChu - Oct 13, 2010 3:51 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!

Way to go, TyeDyeTwins...another really beautiful composition of yours! A well-deserved Photo of the Day!
Cheers and happy trails,
Eric

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 13, 2010 2:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Many thanks for the comments Eric....I used to hate the desert but all it took was a visit to Zion National Park to change that old hate into a new love. Should you ever visit Utah you will definately have to check out ZNP. Happy Trails good friend.

yxygan

yxygan - Oct 13, 2010 4:31 am - Voted 10/10

Oh,

that's great! Go on for POTW :o)

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 13, 2010 2:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh,

Glad you like the shot yxzgan.....Zion National Park is one beautiful place. The canyoneering, hiking and desert scenerey is all in the outstanding catagory. Happy Trails out there.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 13, 2010 10:40 am - Voted 10/10

Primrose

Note sure what kind, there are several. Great capture! -Sarah

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 13, 2010 2:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Primrose

I am not sure what type of flowers those are in the foreground. I have one flora book but its only about Alpine Flora. Should you ever find out exactly what type those flowers are please let me know. In the mean time happy trails Sarah and may your adventures never cease to be epic.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 17, 2010 10:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Primrose

Hmmm...ok, my next thought was "Morning Glory..." What about Bindweed? (Unfortunately, a noxious invasive.) I'm stumped here! -Sarah

PS: Getting too old for Epic Adventures. :D

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 17, 2010 11:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Primrose

"You never get too old to climb...you get old from NOT climbing." As for the flower in the picture.....I am stumped as well. When you do find out what type it is please let me know. Happy Trails out there

markod72

markod72 - Oct 13, 2010 6:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice

Very nice capture....

That flower almost looks like the Datura flower genus...like Jimson Weed.

Can't wait to go to Zion sometime, it's on the list!

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 13, 2010 11:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

If you have never been to Zion National Park you should definately check it out. Should you go there be sure to check out Observation Point, The Zion Narrows, Red Cave and The Subway......all these are places that have a unique beauty and they'll take your breath away. Happy Trails out there.

bigairbear

bigairbear - Oct 13, 2010 6:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice Photo (as always)

I thought the flowers might be some kind of desert Lilly, but I couldn't be sure...

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 14, 2010 12:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Photo (as always)

Its a damn shame...I wish I knew what type of flower this one is. I figure you saw this pic on the front page? Considering you saw this picture months ago I guess there is no surprizing you.
We haven't been getting any pictures of your adventures lately, you still getting out there Barry?

bigairbear

bigairbear - Oct 14, 2010 12:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Photo (as always)

Yes, I saw the pic (again) on the front page. I definitely haven't been getting out enough, but I'm planning a big hike this weekend, and will bring my camera:-). Too damn hot down here; I need some snow!

cp0915

cp0915 - Oct 27, 2010 10:20 am - Voted 10/10

Datura

is the type of flower. Nice background of The Watchman and Johnson Mountain's north summit too.

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 27, 2010 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Datura

Thanks for finding out the name of the flower. All I knew about the plant is that it is poisinous to eat. In september these Datura were everywhere at Zion. Too bad we could never find any of the famous Golden Covilles Columbines while we were there. I hear they are beautiful. Happy Trails and thaks again for the name.

cp0915

cp0915 - Oct 28, 2010 10:05 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Datura

Yep, Datura can be dangerous to consume indeed. It grows like crazy in Zion Canyon.

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