Today my good mates Ang and Ben took me to Eastwood for lunch at their favourite Chinese restaurant. I had not expected to bring out my camera as Eastwood is known for good food but not a picturesque suburb. However we couldn’t walk past this agave with its giant flower stalk. I took photos before lunch and more photos on our way back when the sun came out. The Agave attenuata does not flower until it’s ten years old. Note a second, smaller spike coming out on the left of the giant stalk.