Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #5

Our front yard is full of these lovely agaves, courtesy of my mother-in-law who cultivates them in big paint cans at her place!
Yesterday, the afternoon sun was creating shadows and interesting shapes in their spiky leaves - perfect for S.S.S!
Thanks Hey Harriet for S.S.S and happy Sunday everyone!

14 comments:

Annette said...

We have these, but i didn't know that was their name!! It has provided a fantastic shadow shot!! Up here in the nurseries one of that size would cost $40-$50!! Have enjoyed looking at all your other sewing creations and your finds at the trash and treasure, makes me want to get out my sewing machine. :0)

Sandra Ree said...

Oh Ali, this is a very nice shadow shot! So pretty... I love all the green in this photo, you're absolutely right, this is perfect for SSS! :)

Hey Harriet said...

I've seen these plants but had no idea what they were called. Agaves? Cool! I'm feeling a little bit smarter now! That's a lovely shot! They must look interesting growing in paint cans :) Happy Sunday!

Sweet Repose said...

I love agaves, what beautiful shades of green.

sharon

Lisa B. said...

Lovely and unexpected shot. You really have to be paying attention to take notice the shadows on a plant! Good job!!

Hey Harriet said...

Just me again. Forgot to mention something before with regards to giving that award to SSS players. I realise that you've already recieved that same award from Bec also. So I'm afraid you'll just have to make do with my love. For what it's worth. I baked you a batch of cookies to replace all the ones I gobbled up over at Bec's blog, but I accidentally ate them. All. Sorry. It's the thought that counts ;)

And your blog is a bloody beauty too!

M.Kate said...

Love this shot!!! I didn't know the name..just like don't know most of the flowers names too. Cool one, happy Sunday :D

Greyscale Territory said...

Fantastic shadow variations! The leaves make the shadows quite complex and interesting! Great shot!

High Desert Diva said...

Very cool photo...

Gina said...

Wonderful SS..love the sharp lines of the agave..I have been wanting to get some for my deck in tall pots.. very nice choice and interesting shadow it has created! :D

Bec said...

Great shot - you've got such a good eye for this stuff! My mum also grows a lot of these - they're great aren't they :)

Joanne said...

What a lovely shot Ali - I am very fond of agaves - we have quite a few at our house, although I'm sure I could never take a photograph as lovely as you have here.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shadow..You really got a lovely shot..

Hot Fudge said...

What a beautiful shadow subject the agaves make. You certainly have the artistic touch!