This photo could have been so much better. Andrew was (he said unintentionally) shadowing the wooden Indian's posture, until he saw me walking up and he dropped his arms to start walking with me. I was too slow with the camera.
At least I got the palm tree shadows.
And the palm itself, rather charming.
My what heavy blooms you have!
I never fail to be amazed at the star atop Norfolk Island pines (Araucaria heterophylla). Such spectacular trees.
Hotel Indigo was not where we stayed, although we had been tempted. Their decor (and plant choices) looked oh-so stylishly modern. The construction next door however didn't bode well for a good night's sleep.
Ah the blue sky with sand and palm trees...maybe there's a reason I waited until (a very rainy) October to post these photos.
No doubt the dolphins are the focus of most photos in this round-about, I however was swooning over those Agave attenuata, maybe A. attenuata 'Nova'?
Where there is sand, there are frequently artists.
These we looked down on from the pier. Of course the goal was to toss a coin and have it land in the bowl, thus rewarding the artists labor.
Similar, but far more "complex"...
It's worth noting we visited Santa Barbara while the Republican National Convention was on, the Democratic convention hadn't yet occurred, thus Bernie was still in the running.
I have no idea what this one is about.
I thought for sure if I zoomed in there would be something in those little containers, but no.
Walking back up State Street toward our hotel this vine was amazing, it covered most of the front of Eladio's restaurant,
Another angle of the humongous flowers...
And an unopened bud.
"Just" a perfect Agave attenuata..
And another. They're like weeds in this part of the country.
And finally a pair of ginormous Agaves outside of Lotusland, which was the reason for this Santa Barbara visit in the first place (posts here). Thanks Santa Barbara for being just a quick plane ride away. I vow to visit more often...
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