I was not completely left out of the India experience however, as Andrew took several photos for me, including this first-day on the ground photo of the poor air quality. There's a little morning fog mixed in, but mostly that's smog, and a dirty car windshield.
This fabulous display was outside one of the factories he visited. Sad that the lower leaves are all trimmed, but thankfully the taller Cordylines (?) have escaped that fate.
I think this container display may have been at the hotel he stayed in.
Gas station plantings...
The Sago and pineappled Agaves somehow don't seem to mesh with the small Cypress (or whatever conifer those are).
Agave desmettiana? (you can see pups around the base of one above)
Another customer at the gas station.
This company is very consistent with their IKEA color scheme aren't they?
Just a little off-putting.
High speed Agave drive-by photography...
This! The plant (what is it?) the container...wow.
Like no Euphorbia (or cactus?) I'm aware of...
The container looks like one of those made from recycled tires.
I love this scene...
Agave angustifolia 'Marginata', I believe.
I appreciate the water retention area dug around this Furcraea, although the poor thing looks like it's had a rough life.
Now that's a mass planting.
Here's Andrew shopping from a gypsy tool seller. He said another seller nearby loudly berated him for not visiting her table as well.
Finally Andrew took a few videos as the moved around the country side, here's a colorful one...
This video is quite a bit longer, and a little hard to watch at times, as you clearly see the difficult living conditions the Indian citizens have to deal with. There is beauty too, plants, wandering cows...
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