If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Unique Plant - Day 324

The misnamed century plant doesn't really live for 100 years.  It typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a green base that looks similar to an aloe plant.  The leaves can be up to six feet long and they have spines on the end that is very sharp and can pierce to the bone.  When it flowers, the spike with big yellow flowers may reach up to 26 ft in height. Its name likely derives from its nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or shoots from the base, which continue its growth as new plants.

If everyone would look for that uniqueness 
then we would have a very colorful world.   
Michael Schenker

We are all born originals - 
Why is it so many of us die as copies.
Edward Young


  1. seems a inflorecense of "Agave". i would like see a pic of the plant leaf.
    greetings, nice pictures =).

  2. I love the picture..

    but I love the last 3 lines, and that is so true...maybe because we want to be who we are not...