There’s exquisite beauty in agaves that are giving way to their off-spring
There’s something fascinating about how cactus age. For this agave, its ability to sustain upright leaves is fading. The cat’s claw imprints that outer leaves emboss on inner leaves have started to fade. The base of the leaves start to crumple but glow with rich colors of pinks and gold. young plants “pup” from the parent and pop up several feet away.
Today, I had to take Chedda to the vet to be euthanized. It’s such a hard decision to make. He was a wonderful spirit and has been a great source of comfort. However, his poor body could no longer sustain him.
Thank you to the veterinarian and technicians who were so compassionate.
A former private home and grounds donated to the community by DIck and Jean Wilson
Recently a friend and I visited the wonderful Tohono Chul botanical garden for an afternoon of plein air painting. The grounds and buildings were donated to the community by the former owners. I can only imagine that this courtyard would have been a favorite sitting place to savor the coolness offered by the shade of the trees. A private space, perhaps shared with family and friends.