Here I am again in Umhlanga Rocks South Africa, and this morning we went walking along the sea front. At this time of year, the Aloes are coming to the end of their flowering season, and although the birds have had a really good peck at them, I was struck by how beautiful they still look against the deep azure of the sky.
It’s great to be back here for a short while. Happy Sunday to you all.
Very nice image.
Thanks, Dan. 🙂
Beautiful plant. I remember being amazed at giant aloe vera plants when we were driving from Kruger National Park to Pretoria. They are truly amazing.
Thanks so much, ZL. I’m always happy to see them too. 🙂
A beautiful photo! I’ve never seen an aloe in bloom. Those are majestic spires against that sky!
Thanks, Lavinia. It was an easy subject to photograph.
The beauty in simple things is always more meaningful to me than diamonds and treasures in museums. I love this photograph! Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family together are safe, happy and holding each other more closely as time goes marching by for us. I thought of you over mother’s day. Will check out your tribute and memories of your dear, extraordinary mother, dear. 👑 💕
Thanks so much, dear Robin. I’m loving the precious time spent with my family here. 🙂 xx
It is a blessing to have a wonderful partner and loving family. I am happy to have friends and my family here, too. Time spent like this is precious. A perfect word to describe this. Enjoy! 😊🤗 xx
Lovely, the water is so blue and makes a beautiful contrast with the aloe. Enjoy your visit, I know you will.
Thanks so much, Karen. It’s lovely being back here for a while. xx
Great shot! Happy travels!
This is a beautiful combination of flower and view! I hope you have a wonderful stay!
Thanks so much, Helen. 🙂
I was on a vacation.This is amazing.
Thanks so much, Marylou. 🙂
i never get tired of this lovely place, Syliva. the aloe is so beautiful against the blue sea and sky! have a wonderful time! 🙂
Thanks, Patti. 🙂
Absolutely lovely, Sylvia. I don’t ever remember seeing an aloe plant with blooms. Have a wonderful time! 🙂
This is the first time that I saw the flower of aloe vera, So pretty! #mysundayphoto
Thanks, Merlinda. Glad you enjoyed seeing this. 🙂
Lovely!!! Safe travels. “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” Basho
Thanks so much, dear Rebecca. Wishing you a very happy week. xx
so beautiful against that sky!
Thanks, Lisa. 🙂
they do look very striking
Yes, I love the contrasting colours. 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever seen aloe vera in flower. How beautiful.
Thanks, Carol I love to see them. 🙂
Pity the visit will be short. As can be seen from the white horses in the photo, not a particularly nice day. Plans to go boogie boarding were abandoned.
Hope the aloes put on a good showing for the train excursion this year.
Hi, Col. We’re here for almost three weeks, then on to England to see the MiL. 🙂
Wow That looks great! what a wonderful piece of nature x
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed my photo. 😃
Nice to see you back.
Thank you. I will be very intermittent whilst on holiday here. 😃
Lovely colours, they really catch your eye #mysundayphoto
Stunning Sylvia! Enjoy being back home!
Thanks so much, NIcole. 🙂
Nice that you’re back for a while… at times I miss the sea side,,
Thanks, Rob. Me too. 🙂
Great shot! hope you didn’t get your knees too dirty 😉
Thanks, Val. No, I was at eye level with plant and the horizon. 🙂
Enjoy your time in SA!
What a beautiful photo. I love it.
Thanks so much, Colline. 🙂
Happy Sunday, Ad! 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Jo. xx
Lovely walk and lovely Aloe against the blue. Wish you a great Sunday.
Thanks so much, Anne Christine. 🙂
So wonderful to see the beauty of South Africa through your lens. We think about the country every day with fond memories.
Thanks, Sue. Yes it’s lovely to be back here again for a short while. It does feel like home even though we no longer live here.
I have Aloe as house plants but have never seen one flower before x #mysundayphoto
Thank you for looking and commenting. 🙂
Thanks, Dries. 🙂
Stunning Photo, really….
Have a good time Silvia!
Thanks so much, Anna. 🙂 xx
They are beautiful and healthy. We have nothing of the sort in our Swedish garden due to the climate but we had some when we lived in Swaziland
Thanks so much. Yes, Swaziland would have a lot of these plants growing there. 🙂
Good to see you! Happy Sunday, Sylvia!
Thanks, Sue. 🙂
Happy Sunday to you! 🙂 wow! Great photo! ❤️
Thanks so much, dear Glaiza. 🙂
I love aloe vera! Isaw many of these plants in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
Thanks, Ivana. The plant has so many uses I believe. Here, the birds and the bees enjoy them very much. 🙂
Happy Sunday and happy travels, Sylvia. I’ve never seen an aloe plant flower before, so I really enjoy this.
Thanks so much, Janet. Glad I could show you something new. 🙂
What a glorious looking place to enjoy and relax
Thank you for linking up
Thanks, Darren. Yes it really is a lovely place. 🙂
Wave to the Sea for me … or See the wave.
Will do, Ark. I can see lots of white horses today. 🙂
Umshlanga is a gorgeous place … The sun seems to shine all the time … And the aloe Vera is lovely too!
Thanks, Gerrie. Well, I wouldn’t say that the sun shines all of the time, but it is a gorgeous place. 🙂
Have a great time Sylvia!
Thanks, Aletta. 🙂
Beautiful shot, Sylvia. Have a great trip…be safe! xo
Thanks so much, Jill. xx
Beautiful! I have lots of aloe vera in my yard but a slightly different type. I love when they bloom.
Thanks, Carol. Yes, the flowers are really spectacular. 🙂
Enjoy your stay! x
Thanks so much, Cheryl 🙂 xx