Monday, July 7, 2008

Ghost Imprints

One of my favorite characteristics of the agave plant is what is called a 'ghost imprint' on the leaves. Before the leaves separate they are pressed tightly together and then emerge with the imprint of the leaf that was behind it. I think they make a lovely pattern on a striking plant. This is a small one that resides in a pot near my front entrance in San Juan Capistrano.

4 comments:

cindee said...

Very Pretty(-:

Nancy J. Bond said...

That would be very striking, framed and hung on MY wall. :)

Pomona Belvedere said...

I didn't know about ghost prints--now I'll look for them. Gorgeous photo.

Julie said...

The imprints on the leaves of this agave are so striking, aren't they? I go up to our local college where they have a desert area of plantings, and I can just stare at these large agave all day! I think they could be used effectively in a meditation or prayer garden, don't you???