24 January 2010

Snowy Succulent ~

I just love it when it snows here! The desert landscape is totally transformed and even the ubiquitous agave suddenly looks regal and mysterious. The agave is often referred to as a cactus but it's actually more closely related to the lily and amaryillis. And the heart of the blue agave is the source for... you guessed it.... tequila.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave

3 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't know you had snow down there. Snow does make the agave seem regal!

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