Shenandoah Valley of CaliforniaCharles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery
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It's been through all kinds of weather. Now, finally, our blue agave is blooming.

Jim planted it here back in 1988, from a landscaping job he did in Rocklin.

You can see it covered in snow in 2006.
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Where does all this energy comes from in a drought year like 2008?
These pictures were taken when all the smoke was in the air in early July.
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These pics were taken July 27th. We're trying to figure out exactly how tall it is. It's probably 30 feet in the air, counting the rock wall's height.

Click for a Larger Image of Stalk.
Click for a Closeup of the Hummingbirds.
The leaves of the agave have all wilted down, but the bloom is about 24"+ wide at the base. Photo February 2009.

When it falls in a couple years, we'll tell you!
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