Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wonderfulicious Wednesday - Agave study

From a distance this bloom seems to be anything but complex in structure.
  Once a year the blooms on a rather
boring Agave decorate the garden
with their glory of which is presently fading.

 As each petal starts to decay and fall off, the lacy stalk forms. 
Last year I missed the most of the stages of the glory the agave produces.

 This year I seem to be more in tune to the garden and what it presents to
me and with the gift of time I've made some photographic studies of a few of the cacti.

This particular image will most likely find its way into something manipulated.

I've just rediscovered working with negative prints again. 

Almost a little too manipulated, but the dance 
is joyous. 


Caterina Giglio said...

Just fabulous .. I have not seen agave since I was a girl living in AZ... Great shots.. So fascinating!

queenopearls said...

Beautiful photos as always. I am delighted to hear you share how much joy you find in your garden. and it is a gorgeous garden as well.

ART*ticulation said...

I love that you post these plants since we don't have um here on the East Coast. Very interesting. The black and white almost looks like an X-ray and the manipulated one looks like the plant is in the snow. Love it ALL!!!!

PAMO said...

Absolutely stunning!
You are really on a huge creative roll. I just love seeing all this gorgeous work you are doing.

Thank you for sharing!!!