Saturday, December 08, 2007

Agaves at Aldinga Beach

John was going fishing with D'Arry today and as they were going off Aldinga Beach I went too and spent some of the time with a friend. I sketched these agaves on the cliff just near the boat launching area. I love the way they send their flower spikes up to the sky but dont like their spiky leaves. Some people call them century plants as they believe they only flower once a century but this is not correct.
A lovely day for the beach and the fellows came in with some lovely fish and a squid which we had for dinner tonight, crumbed with a salad.


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Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

How do you cook squid? I've cooked octopus a few times but not very well - as curry, as with coconut cream. There's a funny story about a Fijian missionary - the wife - bashing an octopus to death - or to soften it - and the Aboriginal people yelling out that she was killing a devil. This was back in the 1840s in Arnhem Land.

Martha said...

Sounds like a fun day. And you got a sketch in too - good job!