The pink flower is Catharanthus roseus or Madagascar periwinkle, the plant contains alkaloids used in Cancer therapy, vincristine and vinblastine. The purple one is Ipomoea tricolor or Morning glory and its seeds are highly toxic and hallucinogenic in humans. And then we have a fly sitting on a, well a potato leaf 😁 all the above mentioned info comes from the book Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs and Plant Poisons.
I love the ice and icicles that cover our landscape this morning. I was enjoying from the warm and safety of our home when the cracking sound pierced the silence. Old gorgeous tree has lost some limbs in the aftermath of the beautiful ice storm. So grateful for God's protection of our van! These limbs could not have fallen another 6 inches towards the van with out doing some major damage. #beautifulbutdeadly#icetrees#godsprotection
A beautiful picture that doesn’t show the tragedy happening below. After being in Ventura County for a few days, I took this picture leaving VNY. This is smoke from the Woolsey Fire as it blankets California and feeds into other fires around the area. My heart goes out to the nearly 300,000 people statewide that have been forced from their homes and also the people that have lost their homes and their lives. Thank you to the first responders. Many of them have had their homes destroyed while helping others. #californiawildfires#woolseyfire#smokefire#california#vannuysairport#travelphotography#mothernature#beautifulbutdeadly