The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Friday, April 18, 2014


Agave Americana
The century plant typically lives only 10 to 30 years but specimens living longer than that have been reported. A monocarpic succulent, it has a spreading rosette (about 4 m (13 ft.) wide) of gray-green leaves up to 2 m (6.6 ft.) long, each with a spiny margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce to the bone.
When it flowers, the spike with a cyme of big yellow flowers may reach up to 8 m (26 ft.) in height. Its common name derives from its semelparous nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth.

Fri Apr 18, 2014
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Pantherka said...

Amazing and wonderful.

Marty said...

very beautiful b&w and the music is what I need just now in the middle of the night... 00.42 o'clock !

Sciarada said...

Ciao Carraol, wonderful pic, the agave is a beautiful and majestic plant. Best wishes for a happy and joyous Easter!