Winter Aloe blossoms

Mid winter is the right time for seeing the spectacular flowering of the Eastern Cape’s aloes.  These four pictures were taken on my daily walk from our home in Sunnyside down the hill, across Somerset Street and through the Botanic gardens to work.  The whole countryside is glowing with them: particularly at dawn and towards sunset on the road north from Grahamstown to Fort Beaufort or west along the N2 to Port Elizabeth.