Red and green at the sea

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,  that He may exalt you in due time.  Casting all your cares upon Him ;  for He cares for you.

1Peter 5 : 6,7
Bright sun  and then deep shade over sculptural Agave plants in the foreground.  Shade is as welcome as the sun !
But to ‘throw shade on someone means to show disapproval or contempt for someone publicly but often indirectly.’

Some Aloe puns

I tried grilled Aloe Vera at a restaurant today.

It was succulent.

Someone stole my succulent plant. That was Aloe (a low) move .

What does the succulent say when it meets new plants?

Aloe ( hello ) there.

None.
Mediterranean / Italian buckthorn  (Rhamnus alatunus) This medium sized ever green shrub  is growing here and there along the paths with its bright red berries
Rosemary grevillea.  The leaves are rosemary-like, rigid, linear and dark green with prickly tips. The rose-red flowers are dense clusters at the end of the stem.  They are petal-less flowers with a colourful calyx tube and protruding style.  They grow well in a coastal Mediterranean climate.
Prickly pear plant  and shadow of the pad  (a name for the leaf). Notice the prickly bud. The plant produces fruit after 3 or 4 years.  We loved to eat the fruit once it had been carefully picked using a tin can attached to a long pole and then peeled with a sharp knife and a fork.  Too prickly to touch.  If we had a lot we froze them and ate them on a hot day straight from the freezer.

The Hollow MenThe Hollow Men

Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear prickly pear

Here we go round the prickly pear At five o’ clock in the morning

Between the idea

And the reality 

Between the motion

And the act

Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

T.S.Eliot. ( This poem expresses emptiness and cultural decay.  The Hollow Men have lost their connection to God)  An interesting poem. If you would like to read more and an explanation. Press on this T .S. Eliot The Hollow Men.
The green flower petals and red anthers and stamens of bottle brush.  The curtains of flowers that divided our back garden from our neighbour’s as a child. Ah nostalgia !
A drawing of an individual flower of bottle brush and then…
… three brought to Bugzy to enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Red and green at the sea

  1. Oh yes bottle brush tree! Good memories taking me also back to my parents house where I grew up Beautiful colour and unusual rosemary

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