Tuesday 17 July 2012


I love winter and for way too many reasons to count. (Besides the being a ginger able to net a constellation of freckles by moonlight). Driving to the Mountains or Midlands now you will be treated to the most glorious spectacle. Multitudes of aloes blazing with red and orange flowers, all the shades of fire. Much of the grass is scorched so the crazy colour against the sooty landscape is too beautiful! In our Karoo patch out front we have aloes and succulents and cacti that have been carted from flat to flat to finally house. Our's is a dainty lass compared to the stark roadside warriors but I love her detailed blooms for their subtle gracefulness, curvy stems and unexpected hues.

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