Wow, no that's an impressive Agave bracteosa! Looks like a big mama plant surrounded by a thick fur collar of babies.
The bees were all over this Aloe, it was really a welcome sight having been stuck in a winter landscape back in Portland.
Love this clumping, low-growing Cactus.
Oh you've got to be kidding me. I lost track of how many people, none of them in fire dept attire, used these stairs while I was standing nearby.
Yuck. All is not perfect in paradise.
Another orange sign!
YOU ARE NOW ENTERING
THE PITZER MULTI-SPECIES COMMONS
Start beneath your feet -- Forage & eat with other species
Make a common world
I think I like the general idea of these signs, but "forage & eat with other species"...on an urban college campus? I just don't...
Oh wait, there's McConnell Center — a three-story mixed-use building with a dining hall! I wonder how many species are eating in there? (sorry, I couldn't resist)
A mural in the making? Or by saying nothing, is it saying something?
Behind this slice of plant goodness is The Grove House, "an arts and crafts bungalow originally built in 1902, was moved to the Pitzer Campus in 1977. After it was renovated, it quickly became a gathering place and campus social center. The Grove House kitchen offers a daily menu that includes sandwiches, fresh-baked cookies, and fresh juices. The house also regularly hosts a variety of events including poetry readings and musical performances." I can say it is indeed a social center, throngs of students were gathered around, it made for interesting eavesdropping!
Unfurling bloom of an Agave attenuatta.
I'm just in awe...
An empty greenhouse!
This little cutie followed me around for awhile.
Okay kids...paint on the plants is not okay!
Loved this one so much it didn't even matter there were no plants in front of it.
Well, that's it folks! Hope you enjoyed this visit as much as I did.
Weather Diary, February 9: Hi 59, Low 37/ Precip 1.12"
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