This past weekend was the last for the 2011 sculpture installation at The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Business commitments and personal travel disrupted my summer schedule and it was dumb luck that I looked up the dates and found that I needed to amend my weekend plans to include a journey to the east bay.
Perfect weather, with a bit of overcast to facilitate decent images, and the crowds tended to be clumped into groups-it was easy to wait for them to move on . People photos weren't in the plan.
This blooming Agave was beginning it's decline- and how prettily it expires..like Camile.
Sadly, one of my favorite Agaves in the garden , a robust 'Sharkskin' is blooming. Sigh.