Thursday, September 18, 2008
Patterns (inspired by GGW)
I was reading the latest post on Gardening Gone Wild and it made me realize I hadn't taken any pictures of patterns in nature in a very long time. Saxon Holt (who showed some gorgeous photos of madrone bark) was asking what patterns are showing up now that the season is changing. I haven't gone hunting for that yet (shadows of ornamental grasses come to mind). But I went looking at my old photos and found a few that I thought I'd share. The first one is of Agave americana. I love, love, love succulents for just that very thing - the patterns many of them tend to create.
This is one of those fancy caladiums that I paid big bucks for but it only produced a few measly leaves (Thai Beauty I think). But think about all caladiums and the lovely patterns they have. I don't mean to be snobby (although most likely I am) but I'd probably plant lots more caladiums for their beautiful patterns except that everyone grows caladiums here. Nonetheless, I appreciate them in other folks' yards.
I'm going to start looking for the pattern changes outside and may post a few more pics if I find some good ones.