One of the many, and I mean many, benefits of living in a frost free land is that plants that are common around the world have the wiggle room to perform as they should in nature.
Like my Aloe Vera in the yard. Only in the right conditions will it annually flower. I keep a few around to handle scrapes, burns and cuts, but the yearly flower display is an additional benefit. The hummingbirds and bees love to get all up in it.
This year, I decided to take a photo every few days to just document the flowers development. While not a showy bloom, I still love to look upon it. So now I’ll force you to look upon it as well. Continue reading “A Time-lapse of my Aloe Vera.”
Just about every morning one of the first things I do is take my dog out into the backyard and simply enjoy the early morning activities of all the little creatures. The early morning light makes for a beautiful setting and it’s the best way to set the tone for the long day of work and toil. One of my stops is by the waterfall/pond to watch the hummingbirds taking their morning baths. Every day, like clockwork they vie for the prime spot and take turns drinking and washing their tiny little selves right at the topmost slate stone.
I find it entertaining and extremely soothing as my eyes remember how to open up and my brain slowly lifts the fog of the night’s dreams. I only wish I had better video equipment and a better lens to really show you the beauty of it. Until then, this smartphone video will have to suffice. I recommend watching it in HD for the best viewing experience.