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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

For my Wednesday Vignette I'm sharing the photo below, from a trip that Nigel and I took last month to Disneyland in California. After our snow and unseasonable cold weather in February and early March we needed a few days somewhere warm and sunny, where we could be pampered and eat food that was bad for us.

Water droplets on an Agave attenuata

These water droplets on an Agave attenuata leaf are in the Cars Land area of Disney's California Adventure -- in the courtyard in front of one of the restrooms, in fact. It's chock-full of enormous Agaves.

Shadows on Agave attenuata

Most of the Agaves here are Agave attenuata and Agave americana, I think

Strangely crumpled Agave -- I think I've seen this effect when something has prevented the leaves from unclasping

It was nice to get away, but of course by the time we got back our weather had returned to normal temperatures, if not our normal rainy pattern. March 2019 was the second driest on record since 1945.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her post today here.


  1. Yeah, I hear you about the dry weather. It just doesn't really occur to me that I would need to water this time of year. Mostly I don't, but then I see something droopy, and out comes the hose. Such weird times, indeed. Love the large Agave attenuatas. Mine is still small, and has spent the winter in our attic. I bet it's dying to go outside!

  2. I'm glad you got a chance to escape your cold winter weather and enjoy some of our beautiful agaves.

  3. Fun trip, and a chance for you to see cool California plants. Now our spring has burst forth, and green glory is spreading everywhere, punctuated by pink and yellow.

  4. So glad you got to escape some of that weirdness. This dry March is a bit odd. Can't believe I've had to water some of the outside pots already.

  5. Hope you had fun! Nice shot of the shadows. The crumpler might be salmiana var ferox.

  6. We're pretty waterlogged out here.


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