Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Aloe


Downtown Oeiras

Aloe arborescens is everywhere. This species blooms once a year around Christmas and the flowers last for a couple of months more.

25 comments:

Lúcia said...

É a primeira vez que vejo flores de Aloe (ou babosa, como chamamos aqui).
Tenha um ótimo Domingo JM! ;-)

brattcat said...

what a sight for winter-weary eyes.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very nice with the old building as background!
God bless you!
Cezar

Sharon said...

Like big red daggers! I'm certainly enjoying the aloe and agave blooms here!

Kate said...

That dash of color against the beige wall is terrific.

Carolina Tavares said...

A lembrança que tenho é que são perfumosas. E são?

cieldequimper said...

I hope they won't freeze! Beautiful!

VP said...

What a gorgeous colony! My arborescens is actually under the snow...

Sylvia K said...

What a glorious sight for winter weary eyes, JM!! I love it! The perfect colors for lifting the spirit! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The color of the flowers compliments the color of the building in the background.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow that's a big one JM, you could make a lot of Aloe juice from that one!! Lovely red hot poker flowers.

magiceye said...

lovely composition!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful colours.. so warming to look at .

crocrodyl said...

They are very beautiful and look so warm:)

RedPat said...

I think I need to see if I can grow one of those indoors. I love the blooms!

Lowell said...

Very beautiful! These plants would brighten any holiday and it's nice that the blooms stay for a few months past Christmas.

NixBlog said...

These are quite stunning, especially when in large clumps like this. Wonderful mellow light in your photo!

Jack said...

They look great, with those fiery red flowers!!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful... love those spikey flower heads against the subtle terracotta colored house...

Babooshka said...

We definitely don't have anything as vibrant here this Winter. Gorgeous.

Randy said...

That is simply beautiful.

LadyFi said...

I never realized they had lovely red blooms!

Babzy said...

wow , lovely !

Andrea said...

I've had a comment on this post earlier, i wonder why it didn't get through. I love your photos but i envy your travels. You were everywhere, that is real wealth already. You said you have 12 species of Tillandsia, and i saw in your defunct blog that you have a lot of cacti too, they are all very beautiful. Thanks for visiting my posts. I am your newest follower.

Kathy said...

I used to live in Arizona where these grew quite abundantly. I love them. Great shot!