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absurdiverum:

justenoughisplenty:

Flowery exclamation point, a ‘Puya Raimondii’ punctuates an isolated granite height. Only after 150 years of growth does this world’s tallest herb, an Andean cousin of the pineapple, shoot skyward from a spiny base. It dwarfs in age even the largest of Mexico’s agaves, popularly called century plants. Atop a ladder, a man plucks one of the 8,000 blossoms on the 30-foot-high spire, which dies even as it blooms.
National Geographic - February, 1966

Puyas are the coolest. I’ve seen a Puya berteroniana in bloom before and it was marvelous.

Nature’s fireworks

flora-file:

absurdiverum:

justenoughisplenty:

Flowery exclamation point, a ‘Puya Raimondii’ punctuates an isolated granite height. Only after 150 years of growth does this world’s tallest herb, an Andean cousin of the pineapple, shoot skyward from a spiny base. It dwarfs in age even the largest of Mexico’s agaves, popularly called century plants. Atop a ladder, a man plucks one of the 8,000 blossoms on the 30-foot-high spire, which dies even as it blooms.

National Geographic - February, 1966

Puyas are the coolest. I’ve seen a Puya berteroniana in bloom before and it was marvelous.

Nature’s fireworks

When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. So poetry becomes a philosophy to guide a man throughout his life…. [With poetry, one] is capable of going beyond the limitations of coherent logic, and conveying the deep complexity and truth of the impalpable connections and hidden phenomena of life.

Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time, translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair (1987)

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