Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue Agave Stalk

Here is a photo of a majestic stalk that sprouted up from the center of my Blue Agave in my front yard.

The blue agave is about 5 feet high and five feet wide. Once the stalk grows from the center, the blue agave dies.

You do not quite know when the agave will sprout the stalk. It could be years from now, or sooner if the plant is stressed or the weather can cause the stalk to grow.

I have been happy to watch this stalk grow over 20 feet in height, but saddened that this magnificent large agave will die.

I have been photographing it and will share some photos with you over the next few days so other can appreciate this special plant and its short life once the stalk grows.

In this photo, you can see the flowers on the stalk with the interesting clouds and blue sky behind it.

Happy Birthday to Dave of Costa Rica Daily Photo!

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12 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Tequila is made from this, if I am not mistaken.

Birdman said...

Tequila, now that's worth celebrating!
Fabulous blues!

brattcat said...

A beautiful blue shot. Happy Birthday, Dave!

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot with that turquoise sky.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

If you get artful shots like this one, I guess it will be worth sacrificing the plant. Would it continue to live had you cut off the stalk and not let it go to seed?

School Rugby Tour said...

The blue sky is amazing :), Ill be waiting ur new pics, thanks for sharing it!

Lois said...

It makes a beautiful silhouette against that blue sky!

Halcyon said...

Such a beautiful silhouette. I love the blue sky.

Tracy said...

Can you say margarita?

glenda said...

That is really a tall one. And now I'm wondering if that is the agave they use for tequila.

PAK said...

Blue Agave and beautiful blue sky in the background!

Ferries to France said...

Great post! I hope you will share more with us. Thank you!
Ana

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