Five Shots: Agave Sentry Plant

Yucca and Agave Sentry

These two 15 foot beauties outside the front door catch the sunshine and feed the bees and the hummingbirds. After they bloom, they die. When the Agave Sentry first sprouts, the heart is like an artichoke, and the leaves can be eaten for food. Here are five shots of the Agave Sentry which must surely have inspired Dr. Seuss.

Can you find the hummingbird?
3. Can you find the hummingbird?

Which one do you like best?Β 

30 thoughts on “Five Shots: Agave Sentry Plant

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  1. What a lovely and unusual plant Cindy. You are lucky to have such exotica on your doorstep. That sort would never grow in chilly and damp Old England! (Except in a specialist greenhouse.)
    Best wishes, Pete.


    1. The blue sky and textures of the fauna over here make up for the sea of green lawn and manicured flower gardens you enjoy in England. An apple and an orange. Thanks, Pete.


  2. Wow they all look fantastic Cindy!! My favourite though is number 5. Its super high res too, I think I might tinker with it and make it my wallpaper. :D:D

    Good stuff!!


  3. Oh, thank you Jordan! Wow, what a compliment. I was in Australia once and you all have the craziest creatures and fauna. Do you guys have sentry plants? Thanks for your compliment. You are more than welcome to take any of my shots and make them into a wallpaper. Cheers, mate!


    1. Hi Anna! I’m always happy when you comment. The daily measurements were one of Jim’s fun past times. I had to stand on a ladder to get up to them. Jim wants to take my camera, but I won’t let him πŸ˜‰ . He just got back yesterday from VA. We will soon be camping–look out for more picture posts, soon!


  4. How bittersweet that they bloom and then die. They look beautiful against the backdrop of a cloudless sky.


  5. Picture number two is my favorite of the bunch – although they’re all wholly wonderful in their own right. I do adore Dr. Suess trees, bushes and flowers. I think I’d be very happy living in that land. And I feel rather lucky that you were able to capture some of that in real life, Cindy.
    Love your stunning photos that could easily have me spinning with stories of my own.


  6. Hi, Cindy:

    Nice to see you are keeping your photographic eye in good trim.

    Impressive and intriguing looking plants!

    Kind of like a Joshua Tree’s smaller, distant cousin.

    Am I the only one flashing back to the 1963 ‘The Day Of The Triffids’ and scary, mobile, carnivore meteorite spoor plants that threatened the Earth?


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