15 April 2010

Saluting the sky - the magnificent Century Plant

Another icon of the spring desert landscape - the Century Plant (also known as an agave) - is definitely showing off right now. This one's central stalk was covered entirely with yellow flowers a day or two before I took this photo. Bees and birds denuded it in short order. For more information on this heroic plant, click on WiseGeek:


  1. What a great blog! I am from Tucson but living over in Ireland presently and dying to get back to Tucson. Now I can pop in and see your daily Tucson pics to help hold me over.

  2. Thank you, Dana and welcome! I'd love to hear more about what you are doing over there ~ I've always wanted to travel to Ireland. if you would care to write more, my email is tucsondailyphoto@gmail.com.

  3. These beauties are blooming all over Phoenix and I love them.