Sunday, May 10, 2009

Alligator Jaws

Aloe ferox, Alligator Jaws. With those huge red thorns, you can see why they call this Aloe, Alligator Jaws. They get huge, rising up on wrinkled trunks to tower over the surrounding savannah. I've got one growing among the poppies, neither of which receive any water. Hopefully, they'll make it through the hot summers here. I can't help but think, however, that those bright red thorns are far more beautiful than any alligator's teeth...

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