10 June 2009

{Saturday, 6 June 2009}
Another update on the progress of the aloe flowers. The first two photos below just shows how quickly the aloe flowers are growing just within a few days.
Nature never ceases to amaze. Its hard to believe that the beautiful orange and yellow aloe flowers below evolved from these funny looking spiky balls.
Notice the busy bee collecting pollen in the above photo.
Above: Even Amber Thomson (2 years, 9 months) are amazed at these aloe flowers and couldn't resist touching them. Fortunately, Mrs Bee was not visiting at the time.
Below is a layout I did of Amber a year and a half ago. Can't believe how much she has grown since then, becoming a cute hugable little girl with very much her own unique bubbly personality.
I leave you all now, on my way to Durban early tomorrow morning. Me and Michelle will be setting up for Saturday's Makaranga Scrapaganza most of Friday, so yours truly will be out of action till next Tuesday. But I will be popping into all your yummy blogs to see what you have all been up to. Thanks again for all your inspiring comments.


  1. Love all your pictures of the flora and fauna. Wonderful pictures as always. Have a great time at Scrapaganza.

  2. Gorgeous photos..lovely to see some plant life that we don't get here in the UK. Great layout and fab photos of her now!
    Judy xx

  3. Hi Desire

    It seems that it is time for another Amber layout - it's great when you have such a cutie to work with - half your scrapping battle already won ...

    Good luck for Makaranga - sorry I can't be there - maybe next time ...

    Love, Tracy

  4. Aww thank you hun! Youre comment really made me happy :)

    Wow, never seen aloevera flowers before. They look really pretty, didnt expect that :P


  5. Geniet julle naweek en ek sien uit daarna om al die foto's te sien!

    Pragtige foto's Desire

  6. Hi Desire,
    Your photography is exceptional!
    Have a great time!
    kim x

  7. Great photos, I just love seeing new flowers. We had an interesting plant in our yard this year and I took step by step photos.

  8. Hi Desire!
    Wishing you a wonderful scrapping weekend. Jack is playing KZN hockey this weekend so I will be busy freezing on the sidelines! What a cute & photographic little girl - & I am loving the aloe updates - you are a great nature photographer too!!

  9. Great photos !!!

  10. Stunning photography. I am really tempted to go for a course!

  11. Hi Desire
    Die alwyne kikker darem die vaal winter op ne. Baie spesiaal. Die fotos van die kleine juffrou is pragtig. Julle geniet haar seker baie. Baie sterkte met die Scrapaganza. Sal kom lees hoe dit gegaan het.

  12. Those Aloes are really lovely - am watching mine bloom too!!
    Amber is such a cutie and its great to have you around to take such stunning pictures of her!

  13. I did it, Desire! Just in time, too, to see those beautiful photos of Amber and the aloe flowers!!! It was so good to hear from you!

  14. beautiful photos chickie ~ and awwwwww..what a doll!


  15. Lovely photos. I just did the Aloe Steam Train Festival yesterday. It was such fun. I'll definitely be blogging about it.


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