Thursday, November 13, 2014

Aloe, Aloe!

Aloes, big ones, little ones, are very popular in the desert landscaping around Tucson. Among the several that are planted at our winter house is this one that is in a big turquoise pot.

I groomed it a few days ago. Took off the dead ends of the leaves and trimmed some of the leaves back so that the pot would fit up against a stucco wall. Then I photographed it and transformed the photo into this textured, spiky plant image.

I like the sturdiness of the aloe plants. They have grace, gentle curves, and they are not quite as prickly as their fellow landscape plants, the agaves.

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