I've still got plenty of Austin gardens to write about, but today I thought I'd share photos from our last day in town, when we walked South Congress Ave. They aren't all of Agaves, but most of them are!
The subject of this photo was actually meant to be the piles of trimmed Tradescantia pallida, my favorite Austin weed.
But the gargantuan Agaves are pretty fabulous too.
Not all Austin Agaves are treated with love...
The Opuntia in the same planting was fairly unscathed.
This is actually where we ate lunch, our last meal in Austin. We ran into Heather and Greg as we were leaving...
It was a fun place, with tasty margaritas.
Drought stress does beautiful things...
Was I taking a photo of the Agaves, or "The Impeccable Pig" sign? Probably the Agaves.
This one had an accident.
I think snapping all these Agave portraits was my way of dealing with the fact I was headed back to Portland where I would not be seeing a giant Agave on every street corner.
Knowing I would be suffering Agave withdrawl.
Who knew they also make a great straw dispenser?
I loved the Hotel San Jose's landscaping...
I'm not sure why I didn't saunter in there and explore, maybe because my conservative husband was with me?
We did watch this grackle for awhile, the birds in Austin were great, their songs and calls weren't like anything we have in Portland.
Nobody does A. Ovatifolia like Austin does A. Ovatifolia...
This is the end of my photos from Congress Ave!
Weather Diary, Sept 26: Hi 83, Low 52/ Precip 0
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