It IS easy being green…

…when you live in a county that is constantly shrouded in hill fog and sea mist and damp mizzle.

There is a lot of green in the south-west country – the gently rolling pastureland where sheep and cattle graze to their hearts content. But sometimes something a little different like this Agave plant growing in my neighbour’s garden catches my eye.

I find the pattern left by the unfolding leaves resembles abstract art. Nature in her finest.


25 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful eye for detail and design – you and the camera both.

  2. susurrus says:

    The pattern fascinates me too.

  3. Lynn says:

    What an interesting little plant Jude.

  4. Pretty cool perspective on the agave.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Nice choice for this challenge, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Stefano πŸ™‚

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A brilliant observation Jude, despite your picture, I can’t picture it!

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Hahaha got one! I just couldn’t work out how the pattern was formed, if it wasn’t wet and miserable outside I’d go and see!

  7. restlessjo says:

    Lovely bit of artwork, Jude. You should move from that nasty damp place you live in! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ How goes the decorating?

    1. Heyjude says:

      πŸ˜€ I keep working on the OH about having a place in the sun for the winter months.

      1. restlessjo says:

        You could share ours, but it’s not very big πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Don’t tempt me!!

  8. BeckyB says:

    Beautiful close up

    1. Heyjude says:

      I quite fancy one or two… but those spikes are lethal!

      1. BeckyB says:

        Ah……but useful perhaps for keeoing away cats and pigeons from something delicate!

        1. Heyjude says:

          No pigeons here, but the neighbours cats are a nuisance. Good thought…

        2. BeckyB says:

          Well if that doesn’t work a spray of water always does as my cats have learnt!!

  9. desleyjane says:

    Wow! That’s amazing. It looks like it was etched on there by an artist.

  10. You have an artist’s eye for sure Jude, truly stunning capture. And yes, how easy it is for us in our murky, drizzly south west to be green…love it for the green…but, a little bit of spring sunshine would be nice, like this past weekend, more of that please πŸ™‚ xxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes, the weekend was gorgeous, though Monday was even better here. Back to rain and cloud today alas…

  11. Oh, that’s cool. I actually thought it was a weathered wooden bench with carvings, with a patina of moss growing on it.

  12. Nature is definitely my favorite artist. Very cool pattern! I am surprised that an Agave can grow in your climate but I guess it is a hearty plant.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s virtually frost-free down here in Cornwall, they are tough old things if they have sufficient shelter and good drainage – I believe!

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