Sunday, June 13, 2010

This Could Be the Start of Something

The beauty of a plant is found in the eye of the beholder. Not everyone cares for the yucca plant. I on the other hand, find it's beauty incredible, even though it is short lived.
Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday. It has been quite a while since I've had anything to post to be able to join in this fun party, I'm hoping this qualifies and I'm not thrown out on my ear.. lol Hosted each week by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch.
Since I've started blogging I find myself constantly with a camera in my hand. I thought it would be great this year to capture the beauty of the yucca starting to bloom this year. I'm always amazed how unattractive they are when the stalk takes on the blooms.

Slowly, but surely their pods start to fill in and the beauty slowly starts emerging.
This beauty is reaching for the gorgeous blue skies. Unlike today, we have more clouds and rains promised.

Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the agave family, Agavaceae. Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. They are native to the hot and dry (arid) parts of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Early reports of the species were confused with the cassava (Manihot esculenta).[2] Consequently, Linnaeus mistakenly derived the generic name from the Carib word for the latter, yuca.[3] You can go here for more information on the yucca plant.

After only a couple of days or so, the true beauty of the plant comes to life. I'll hush for a bit so you can enjoy the beauty as I saw it the day I took these pictures. :-))

As the rains are on the horizon once again today, these beautiful blooms won't last much longer. I'm glad I was able to capture the blooming process from start to finish this year, I hope you enjoyed it as well. Susan, as always thank you for hosting this fun party each week.
hugs ~lynne~