Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Eastern Cape Aloes

South Africa's Eastern Cape is famed for its aloes -- the blossoms of which have just passed their peak at mid-year. Entire mountainsides may be covered with them. I took this photo a few days ago, when they were in their prime. OBSERVATION: Aloe blossoms attract colourful birds called suikerbekkies or sunbirds. Among locals, they are medicinal plants.

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