Datura Inoxia- Charm is deceitful

Datura Inoxia
I recently snapped this photo at our local botanical garden. I made the comment on Facebook that because of it’s great beauty and subtlety, I was sure I would see this flower someday in heaven. So I looked it up to find out it’s name and the meaning in the language of flowers. Come to find out, it is commonly called Devil’s Trumpet. It’s foliage has been used for vision quests and the like and can be deadly. The only creature that is unaffected by it’s pollen is the honey bee.
So will I see this beautiful creation in heaven one day? My opinion? Yes! But no more deceit, no more toxicity- the “sting” will be gone.
“O death where is your sting?”

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Hosta-devotion

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“I’ve been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn’t listen.

Every time you said ‘Farm Boy do this’ you thought I was answering ‘As you wish’

but that’s only because you were hearing wrong.

‘I love you’ was what it was, but you never heard.”

 William Goldman, The Princess Bride

In the language of flowers, the Hosta represents devotion.

Devotion:  Ardently dedicated and loyal

I love the word ardent- it seems so old fashioned but so aptly describes the intensity that can come with love for another

 Ardent

Ardently dedicated and loyal

My Savior’s love for me