Floral Friday: Brugmansia suaveolens

© irene waters

© irene waters

Angels trumpets hang

Sweet fragrance hides its poison

toxic leaves, seeds: death

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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13 Responses to Floral Friday: Brugmansia suaveolens

  1. M. R. says:

    You have one of those marvellous cream-to-beige ones! – they really are STUNNING, Irene.
    And I like your haiku, too! – which is saying something, as I’m fairly sick of haikus now. 😀


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  3. Lol when I first saw the picture I thought the shape of the flowers resembled a plant we have here in the American West (ish) including SD, Dautra…it’s flowers are more often white or white pink than cream and they are known to be deadly…and also a powerful hallucinigen…(made famous or infamous in the series of “Don Juan” books by Carlos Casteneda from the ’60’s)..
    Annnyway IW. I was going to ask if it had a reputation like the Datura’s based on shape of flower and lo n behold I find you’ve already mentioned it in the comments section…the proverbial oh it is to…:)
    As always great post.


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