Saturday, January 16, 2010

Agave Shadows

It was nice to see the sun this week, even if it was only for a couple of days. I tried to make the most of the sunshine and went for a walk to see if I could find some interesting shadows. One of my neighbors has some agave growing in the front yard.
Their spiny leaves make great shadow shots.
She has some cacti as well. Some of her plants were badly damaged in this year's freeze but these withstood the weather well.

Check out more shadows at Hey Harriet, hosted by Tracy.

25 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely shots

Barb said...

Don't get against that spiny one, Martha! I do love the shapes of cacti - they provide such interesting shots.

Ralph said...

The desert flora is just beautiful. The agave leaves wonderful three-sided leafy shadows, the cactus shadow is true to its subject. Lovely warm views!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So nice to see the desert you have downunder... Wish I could enjoy wandering around and take som many photos for my album for my SS contribution §;-)

Wonderful, M.

Happy SS

Sylvia K said...

Love the agave and the cactus shadows! How lovely to have some sun!! It looks so delightfully warm!! Hope you have a terrific weekend, Martha!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

Agave and cactus - Super shadows!

Sam said...

Suculants!! I love the architecturalness of them - terrific shadowy shots here!

Paulie said...

Great shadows but I especially love that cactus!

LDH said...

Great shadows of plants that I would never find growing in my neck of the woods!

Hey Harriet said...

You captured some lovely shadows on your walk. I like the word 'architecturalness' that Sam used in her comment above. Not a word one hears very often!

Hey great point you made in your comment on my blog about memes being an invitation to link thoughts & minds. I totally agree and see a lot of that happening amongst bloggers, which is lovely!

Linda Reeder said...

We haven't had many shaddows lately.

Paulie said...

Back to answer your question -- the title says that it was the old Carneige library and now is a museum. All those libraries wee built with the same plans so are identical. Of course, they ahve added a portion on to the back for the handicapped access now. . .

Gena D said...

Lovely shadow shots - my favorite is the first one.
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Serendipity said...

Looks like a nice garden, good shadows too!

B : ) said...

Great shots. I mourn the death and destruction in our yards from the frost, but then I think of Haiti. God bless them. B : )

Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

Diane AZ said...

Great shadow shots! I especially enjoy the spiny shadows on the agave leaves themselves.

Sweet Repose said...

Love to see the landscape of the desert in it's natural state...no grass and no watering...beautiful, natural!

Dianne said...

you clearly had a successful walk :)

frayedattheedge said...

super photos!!

sarayutouched said...

oowww...love the spiney leaves...very cool!!!

wanderlust said...

These are great, nice earthy colors!

Carolyn Ford said...

Cacti create such bold shadows. These are wonderful.

Noelle said...

Oh Martha,
Any post with the title 'Agave' is a must read for me ;-) I love almost everything about agaves and they do have beautiful shadows, don't they?

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures and we are also seeing the sun - but very little green. Just wait a couple of months.

JOE TODD said...

Looks a little prickly to me but the shadow wouldn't hurt LOL