Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Flower Photo: Maybe It's Christmas Aloe !
They say there are about 500 types of this plant.
And, this is the first time I've photographed one with red flowers sprouting on it.
It's about 15 degrees Celsius (59F) outside and feels like freezing.
Whenever it gets colder than 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5C) we wear jackets.
This morning, I put socks on with the flip-flops.
A long sleeved T-shirt, flannel shirt and winter parka helped keep me warm.
Just in case, I placed some gloves in my pocket, too.
We were out in the wind and cold weather, looking for sacred trees today.
Luckily, I shot the aloe flower a few days ago, out in the sun.
The black background was just used to eliminate distractions from the scene.
The plant grows out behind my office.
If it keeps flowering in this frigid weather, I'm calling it Christmas Aloe !