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Yellow for the Color Crazy Challenge!

Welcome to a new week in the Color Crazy Challenge. 

This week is yellow! 

Let’s fill Virily with some cheery yellow sunshine! 

Here is my addition. 

#1 The yellow variegated Agave plant.

There used to be an old mobile home/RV park in the town I grew up in. These had been planted by someone long ago.

Agave plants are century plants in the succulent family but resemble a cactus. 

#2 There were four of them on the bank of the park.

The smallest one's picture was used for the cover, it was around 3' in diameter. 

These were two almost stuck together. Together they were around 6' high and around 10' in diameter. 

#3 Then the largest one.

I am 5'5" tall and the camera is up to my eyes. Looking up to the sky! This large one was around 12'-15' tall. It was huge. 

This variety of Agave is one in a group of Agave called the Agave Americiana. It has several variegated versions that are common in cultivation.

This is the Marginata version with yellow striping down the sides of the leaves. The imprint of the previous leaf is imprinted on young leaves like you see here. 

#7

It's sap was boiled to produce the sweetener. The sugars are also fermented to make tequila. 

However, by boiling or refining tends to destroy some or all of these health benefits. The Agave Sweetener made today is no exception, and could be more unhealthy than white sugar. 

Because agave syrup is much higher in fructose than plain white sugar, it has a potential for causing adverse health benefits, such as increased belly fat and fatty liver disease. 

I hoped you enjoyed the pictures and these little facts about the Agave. Have a great week and enjoy the yellow! 

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