Saturday, April 04, 2009

Have a nice weekend!

I have photographed this big, wonderful Agave plant in the yard by the "Casa Grande" National Monument, close by Florence,AZ


AGAVE
A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceae) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.



Hi my friends,

I wish you all a nice weekend!!

Tomorrow we will be hitting the road again, our relaxing time is over. We've enjoyed our stay here in pretty (and finally warm enough for us) Arizona very much.

Actually we don't like to go away and to leave the warm weather behind us...but life has to go on, right?....LOL... Just now we still don't know where to go, in which direction...In the N and NE it's still cold....right? :))

Thanks for all your wonderful compliments these last days to my postings, stay with me also when we are out there on the road again. I'll try to keep up looking to your blogs also - if I'll have good connections. :)

See ya' later...!
Susanne and David

16 comments:

The Retired One said...

Still waiting for your big decision (or change?) that you mentioned before?????

I loved the fuzzy frame you put on the plant photo...nice!!!

richies said...

I really like the way you handled the depth of field. Great photo.

An Arkies Musings

Gaston Studio said...

I LOVE agave but am too far north for it to grow well.

Looking forward to more from you.

Gran said...

I can't wait to find out where you are going next! Safe journey to you both.

Peter (Worldman): said...

I am sure that you enjoyed your rest period. But I am also sure that you are "ungeduldig" to move on. Because, there are still many, many things to see.

I am looking forward to see them all, at once, in the evening. Sipping a whisky. And turn the pages of the beautiful book you are going to write on this trip.

kRiZ cPEc said...

have fun

tricia said...

Great shot. Where will you go next? How long do we have to wait to know?

Ryan said...

Hi Sue,

Excellent blog :) I love this shot.

Ryan

GMG said...

Hi Sue! So, you'll be on the road again... Can imagine the excitement; I would love to... ;)

India 2008 has come to an end at Blogtrotter, but there is a lot to see there, still in the BRIC countries… ;). Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

This Makes My Day said...

I love the landscapes and nature of places like arizona, the dry landscapes provoke a sensation of relax and spirituallity to me, I love it, while many people don't like this type of landscapes. I do!

Have a great new trip, take care and most of all: enjoy!!

Have a nice Sunday my dear friend.

Sue said...

Can't tell if this is a "lensbaby" shot or not -- but, whatever it is it is beautiful.

Susie said...

I'm looking forward to read about where you're going next, and I hope you'll get there safe and sound :)

evlahos said...

wonderful capture. be careful out there.

Marcie said...

Stunning detail. Love the soft color and focus. Simply perfect!!!

Anna said...

Hey Susanne, wow excellent photo, btw I have brush made from this plant, to scrab my dead skin sometimes, lol....Anna :)

Digital Polaroids said...

Beautiful post

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