Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Aloes

These smaller aloes thrive locally, more than do the taller varieties. Nothing tall, whether aloes or trees, is natural to the Sandveld, with its extremes of wet and dry and unprotected from the gales that occasionally sweep in from the South Atlantic - last night the whole West Coast had a howling gale with sharp gusts that took out some trees and a few roofs...

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