The Last Day of the Agave

I knew the agave would eventually be removed, but knowing and being prepared are quite different. For over a year, I watched the agave grow and change. Some days there were stunning changes, other days the changes were subtle almost imperceptible. The agave became a favored haunt for several birds–crows, doves, jays, hummingbirds, and a hawk.

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Hawk in the Agave 26 December 2015

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The Agave 24 March 2015

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The Agave 19 October 2015

Recently the tilt of the agave increased. Could a strong wind have blown it over?

The folks arrived Monday morning to remove the agave.They mentioned that the sap from the agave can be a skin irritant, actually can burn. Funny that agave can be used as a sweetener. With lots of plants, their parts can be toxic when not respected and used properly.

The workers were quite organized and worked efficiently. After each cut the agave parts were tossed into the truck.

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The First Cut

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The Lovely Fiber of the Agave

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Where the Agave Once Stood, A Small Agave Survives

That little plant makes me so happy!


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