I usually don't bother with resolutions for the new year because they usually don't last very long. However, if I go back to Zoo Lights next year, I will take a tripod to get better pictures of the dramatically lit foliage. That's a resolution , right?
Usually when thinking of zoos, great gardens don't spring to mind but the Point Defiance Zoo has delicious gardens on their grounds! I once had the pleasure of meeting the head gardener from Point Defiance when he was shopping at Jungle Fever Exotics, just up the street. Are those aloes, agaves, and yuccas?
This reminded me a little of Shirley's beautiful blue agave.
I finally couldn't stand it any longer, turned on the flash and started pointing the camera in the direction of shapes that looked interesting.
There were so many palms that I lost count!
By the time I found this echium, my second resolution became clear: I WILL revisit the zoo during the day when the holiday event is over. While they have some adorable newborn tigers that everyone is talking about, and lots of other fascinating animals, I'll be more interested in the plants.
Trachycarpus fortunei drupes looking quite lovely!
I'm looking forward to revisiting this place in 2013. Finally, a resolution I can keep!
Hope you have a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2013!