Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Meet our blue agave.
(Which looks green because I over saturated
the color in most of these photos.)

I just think it's lovely.
The color, the lines.
The strong, smooth texture of it's skin.

These have lifespan of 8 to 15 years, depending on conditions.
So, they regenerate themselves -- birthing little blue agaves
every year. There were a lot of new ones popping through the
earth, making their way to the sunlight. David dug them out
over the weekend and began replanting them.

Signs of spring.
Such a beautiful time of year.


Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Beautiful, yet I am feeling so sad not to see it in person. I am aching for AZ in the worst way. I haven't even had a chance to start looking at airfare, but I think I am going to when I can. I miss my family and friends so much and just everything AZ in general

SplendidlyImperfect said...

Tequila plant!

My aloe vera is doing the same thing. I need to get those babies out of the pot. I don't know what I'm going to do with all of them! It made more this year than last year.

LOL... would you like some aloe plants?

Unknown said...

Ok, so this has nothing do with your post (which is very nice :), but did I see you on Channel 15 news tonight...tax segment? I swear it was you. If not, you have a doppleganger :)

Samara Link said...
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Samara Link said...

Olivia -- thanks for the heads up! I didn't catch the news tonight but got online and saw the story you were talking about. And ma'am, you have a good eye. That was us! I interned there last year. They wanted to do a story about taxes where they prepared one persons taxes three ways -- CPA, H&R Block and Turbo Tax. Since it required letting other people see personal info and a lot of time, there weren't people lining up to volunteer. So, I did it. It was a chance for me to get and stay really involved with an entire story and get my taxes done for free. It was actually a really fun experience. Anyway, I guess they just used some of that old b-roll this year!

Unknown said...

I knew it! :)

Lis said...

well, i just have to say all my life growing up in AZ ive never paid much attention to those spiky little plants. I sure never would have thought about taking pictures of one. But YOU always think about that stuff! And you make it look like soooo much more than just something most people over look everyday. I love your attention to detail! Love your plants! Makes me want to go dig around in the dirt! (when it UNFREEZES!!!)

Sue Thomas said...

This post makes me long for Spring. I can hardly remember what we have under the snow - lol!!!