The Desert Agave

Closeup of Desert Agave Thorn Tipped Leaves

Closeup of Desert Agave Thorn Tipped Leaves

While in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park recently, the group I was with came across a Desert Agave that was preparing to bloom.  The 10 foot tall stalk had already formed from the inside of the Agave plant and was reaching skyward.  While this rare event was exciting, what interested me even more was the wonderful texture and details that the Agave plant provided.  Perhaps this was because I had the new Canon 100 mm f/2.8 L Macro Lens with me thanks to BorrowLenses.  With an itch to scratch I focused on the details of the agave.

The first detail that jumped out at me was the purple tip the agave leaves had.  As I moved around the agave adjusting my tripod and camera to different angles, I ended up just placing the tripod down and was granted the following alignment of leaves:

Desert Agave Leaf Line Up

Desert Agave Leaf Line Up

Many times the universe gives you a gift if you’re just aware enough to receive it.  Like how these leves lined up perfectly just by chance. Check out the Desert Plants section of my new photo archive for more of this particular agave plant.

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