Friday, February 3, 2012

Growth


About two months earlier:


It was a tiny Aloe when I got it years ago and it's blooming for the first time,
he's a big boy now! :-)
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31 comments:

brattcat said...

fabulous. enjoy.

Arija said...

Ouch, and very prickly too but with such lovely blooms.

VP said...

A great day, it usually took several years for this! Mine are under the snow just now...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your fascination with aloes interests me ... I never really understood their beauty before following your blog.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is very cool!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi JM, lovely Aloe. You sure got green fingers. Beautiful click too. Have a nice day.

Kate said...

How great! A news bloom is always terrific, but waiting for this one and then seeing its beauty is a special treat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All grown up now hey JM! Pretty spectacular bloom, worth the wait!

Sharon said...

I think you probably know that I love these shots! I really do enjoy the variety of blooms these plants create.

Lowell said...

Wonderful colors. You must have one heck of a green thumb. If I tried to grow one of these it would sit up and stick me with one of those spikes in the you-know-what!

JM said...

@Lowell: LOL!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful -- and for me, different plant! I love it! I got a very tiny Christmas Cactus from a friend a few years ago and it now almost covers an entire table! It, too, is so colorful! Love your captures as always, JM! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

Very neat! I've never seen an aloe bloom.

cieldequimper said...

To be honest, I'd probably be like Lowell though my you know what could be a bit different... :-) Wonderful sight JM, you must be really pleased!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That looks as if it took alot of love and nurturing to get to this point. a Really nice sharp macro.

RedPat said...

Wow - what a grand feeling it must be to see it bloom!

Dina said...

Congratulations! I sense your aloe was raised patiently with lots of love, and now he rewards you with beautiful flowers.

T. Becque said...

It's just so pretty inside. Such nice paleness with pokes of color.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I've never seen one up close, thanks, it's really cool.

Aloe is supposed to be good for burns. It soothes the burning pain by substituting it with the pain from a thorn?

NixBlog said...

Stunning photos!
You may wish to participate in my Floral Friday Fotos meme when you are posting flower photos:

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Sérgio Pontes said...

Olá JM, pessoalmente gosto de ver fotos de natureza, essa flor é bonita.

Abraço

Jack said...

That is quite a sight. Thanks for showing your big boy to us.

magiceye said...

wow! must be such a great feeling!
lovely captures!

Randy said...

Beautiful close ups.

LadyFi said...

awwww... and so handsome too!

San said...

Well, congratulations are in order. Tricky to get them to bloom, so well done.
Great pictures too.

Enjoy your weekend.

Serra said...

UAU! Que bonito! Belas fotos!

Babzy said...

The flowers are very nice !

CameraCruise said...

Lovely captures, beautiful flowers.

Andrea said...

That is lovely, actually cute. After seeing the big clumps you posted earlier, this one seems so tender and special. We have aloes but the small counterpart.

Nathalie said...

Wow, it's grown big and beautiful indeed.