Awakening to Spring
The temperatures are warming and my garden is absolutely coming to life. Well, it really wasn’t dead or brown because I do live in the Arizona desert, but many plants that were dormant during the winter, are starting to produce new leaves AND flower buds…I can hardly wait!
For the first time, I have decided to enter Gardening Gone Wild’s photo contest. The theme for March is “Awakening”.
Flowers of an Agave desmettiana
My entry is a photo of the flowers of an Agave desmettiana which are just beginning to open up in March. These flowers are the crowning glory of the mature Agave plant, which pours all of it’s energy to producing these beautiful flowers. Afterward, the Agave will die, but will live on through it’s offspring.
How about sharing an overall shot of the agave and bloom spike? I for one would love to see it. And good luck in the photo contest!
Dear Noelle, I have never seen an Agave flower look so amazing. The close-up photograph is truly magnificent and captures so well the energy of new life.
Noelle, What a gorgeous photograph! And that yellow is such a perfect cheery color to represent spring awakening. -Jean
Good luck in the photo contest. it is a vey cool picture. jim
A beautiful portrait of an Agave desmettiana bloom. The bright yellow certainly makes one think about spring awakenings. Good luck! 🙂
I feel your excitement as spring awakens in your part of the country. I hope you win the contest.
Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady
What a great picture – good luck with the competition Noelle!
Hi Neolle, great photo, you can practically feel the soft polleny tips. The light is beautiful, it is an aesthetic study in yellow and green. And the story of the agave dying but living on through its offspring is very poetic but such sacrifice is not so admirable from a feminist point of view. (lol). Very different to some female spiders that mate and then eat the male! There needs to be balance in these thing don't you think? Cheers, catmint
Reminds me of the surface of the sun. 🙂
its quite an unusual choice for a spring awakening from my neck of the woods – but being that little bit different from everyone else might give you a leading edge in the competition Noelle. Its a real starburst of colour. I wish you all the best in the competition.s
I love the detail shown in this photo! Amazing, the crowning moment of the agava's life is to produce such a beautiful flower.
Noelle, what a beautiful photo of the agave bloom. Mine bloomed last year…I'd never seen this display previously! It was great fun. We laughed over the "gigantic asparagus" growing in the front garden. LOL! This is the first time I've heard of this contest, also. Great photo for such a contest. I'll have to check it out. Good luck!
Noelle, absolutely spectacular, the agave blossom and the photo!
Stunning photo, Noelle – I hope you win!
A beautiful shot.
Whoa, I have one of those kind of agaves and had no idea they had such a beautiful bloom! Very lovely photo.
Hey, what nice way to join the GGW photo submission crowd. That's a beauty.