THE PAST IS SEPIA, THE PRESENT IS BRIGHT

Avatar 11 August

Casting around on a lazy winter Sunday for material to update my blog, I return to the pics gleaned off Mooseys. This photo is five years old.

Aloe  saponaria 2

However all is not dull during a South African winter; the aloes can be relied on to inject colour. This is Aloe saponaria which is virtually impervious to the frost and flowers for many weeks. These photos were taken around the house this afternoon.

Aloe  saponaria

Aloe saponaria 3

But some of the loveliest winter photographs are naturally devoid of colour, so let us return to sepia nostalgia from the long-gone winter of 2007…

Ode to winter

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “THE PAST IS SEPIA, THE PRESENT IS BRIGHT

  1. Bewitched and bewildered by the sheer orangyness of the aloe – somewhat akin to an exotic clover if that is not a contradiction in terms. The more subdued colours of winter suits this dowager though!

  2. Oh how beautiful, Jack, the winter scenes without color and that fabulous Aloe. I appreciate your recommendation of it and will seek it out. Any other succulents that you know to withstand cold will be treated the same.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s