Thursday, June 4, 2015

AGAVE LOVE


Remember the photo I shared a week or two ago -- of the huge agave in front of our little library that was sending up a ginormous asparagus-like bloom stalk? Well, I don't know if you noticed, but there were two of those boogers right outside our room at Sage Hill Inn, already in full bloom.


One of our favorite activities during our stay there was to just lean against that porch rail and enjoy the show going on in those blooms, for they were indeed a "hive" of activity.


They were actually swarming with all kinds of birds, bees, and butterflies. Who knew?


The hummingbirds were our favorites.



While we're on the subject of wildlife, know what else we noticed? Rabbits. They were everywhere! It was just so strange.


Why? Well, because in the 10 or so years we've owned this place, we've never once seen a rabbit anywhere on our property. Not once! Yet here, only 10 or 15 minutes away, they were absolutely swarming with them. Go figure! Any ideas as to why?

2 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Agave is such a prehistoric plant, is it? So wild. Bunnies, who knows. We have a pet one and wild ones too and lots and lots of groundhogs, woodchucks, prairie type dogs whatever you refer to them in Texas. xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

Pretty much the only things we ever see here are lizards, armadillos, squirrels, raccoons, lots of deer, and the occasional snake or fox. Well, and birds, butterflies and insects. We've got plenty of those!