garden photography: in a spin

During September I want to see your favourite flowers.

(This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual)

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla) is a species in the genus Aloe that is endemic to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Drakensberg mountains. It is well known for its strikingly symmetrical, five-pointed spiral growth habit. Wikipedia

I am very fond of succulents and by moving to Cornwall where frost and extreme cold is rare (crosses fingers) I hope to grow some of these architectural plants in my garden.

Agave

Aloe

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules🙂

  • Create your own post and title it SeptemberFlower Portrait
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in October.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.

Colour to Black and White

Some of you may have seen a couple of photos on Travel Words in the black and white five-day challenge recently and wondered what the original looks like. Well here they are. What do you think? Better as the original or does the conversion add an element of “je ne sais quoi” about it?

The top one, Aloe polyphylla is also known as the spiral aloe and hails from the mountainous region of Lesotho in central southern Africa. Once the plant has formed seven leaves it starts to create a dramatic spiral effect. A living sculpture.