Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Monday: Leaving Impressions

It's neat to discover something I missed before, like how the agave plant leaves an impression of itself. I checked all our agave plants, and every leaf holds a record like this of its unfurling growth. Being succulents, they have saved up for the rainless days.

In Mexico the sap of this plant is fermented to produce a drink called pulque which is distilled into mezcal, or tequila. These can leave an impression on you, too.

Visit Macro Monday for more sights of the up close world.

10 comments:

chloe; moresecretwhispers.wordpress.com said...

i love how photography opens our eyes to things previously missed; this is the BEST example of that! :)
excellent photograph

Rebekah said...

How interesting...I never noticed that. I'll have to check the next agave plant I run into. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea! :)

~Lisa

Ebie said...

this is soooo cool! I love the title! It looks like bite marks.
P.S. I will check out the other blog this week.
My main blog is here.

Ed said...

Very cool, Blue Agave Tequila ROCKS! But oh the headache..:-)

lisa said...

I don't think I have seen one of those close up! Nice picture and I learned something new again today!

thecrazysheeplady said...

How cool. I did not know that. Great pic and great catch!

CTG Ponies said...

Very cool!

Andrew Thornton said...

What a beautiful thing to be reminded of... the impressions are left.

And yes... tequila! (Though I'm sad to say that my tequila leaving impression days are numbered. I guess I'm not as young as I used to be! Eek!)

The Desperate Cook said...

What a great photo of the the agave plant.

While we were visiting Mexico in early March, we went to a place where they make tequila. This was the best tasting tequila we have ever had. They also made some candy like stuff from some of the agave and let us each have a piece to try. Great Stuff!!!!

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