photo booth: lakeside

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Every summer we take a few trips out to Apache Lake to visit Brian’s parents who spend a lot of time there. Their boat is their home away from home. On Monday we went for the day and I thought I’d share some phone pics from the trip.
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The yellow flower is the Century Plant, an agave that lives about 25 years. These plants are so interesting because they only bloom once in their lifetime, right before they die. The stalk grows really tall and the bloom uses all of it’s resources. The flowers are so pretty- vivid red, orange, and yellow. A couple of years ago we had so much rain and the drive to the lake was covered in red century blooms.

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I seriously lucked out in the in-law department, they are so much fun to hang out with!

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7 Responses to photo booth: lakeside

  1. cb says:

    what a great trip! it looks beautiful! i have never heard of the century plant but i love it! it is so awesome looking. wow it lives for 25 years, that is wild. glad you had a great time!
    xo,
    cb



  2. Amanda A says:

    That looks amazing. That is such a beautiful story about that flower, too. :) Just another reason why I want to visit AZ! :)



  3. Caitlyn says:

    Oooh. That looks like an awesome place to go. Very pretty. :]



  4. Miki says:

    Wow! What an amazing landscape! And having in-laws you love is just priceless!



  5. great shots of the rocks!



  6. the cliffs and all the cacti look awesome. century plants are awesome! glad you all had a great time!



  7. Suzanne says:

    I’m catching up on your blog today.. These photos are great! They look so summery & super fun. And I never knew that about the century plant! Fascinating!



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