The aloes were flowering when we worked in Manicaland recently. Below is a ‘natures garden’ at a rather unspectacular place called Kudziwa.
The church, where we surveyed for water, is on the top of a granite kopjie. The bright aloes will be faded when the Msasa come out (very soon!)
Below, taken at the Vumba Botanical gardens…
Out walking in the Vumba, I spied that bright red dot clinging precariously to the side of a granite kopjie:
Closer inspection! (Dontcha just LOVE the plant in the foreground – I’d describe it as ‘frazzled’ how I feel, on occasion!)
Taken overlooking Mozambique…Imagine how pleased we were to stay at a (lovely place called Outside Inn) in the Vumba with aloes in prolific flower in the garden. This is the view from the front veranda.
The bird is a bonus.
This is the entrance to ‘Outside Inn’ – only a few kilometre from the Leopard Rock Hotel. It’s a cute little cottage (three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plenty firewood and all to ourselves for $50.00 per night!!!)