Aloe Vera…Decorated…?

Not like in the war for heroic deeds performed on the battlefield when risking one’s own life to save others’, but as in making something that could be considered plain or even unattractive, pretty, glittery, sparkly, refreshing to look at, and many other etceteras and etceteras….

I found myself downtown with over three hours of free and available time, yesterday morning, before having to report to work for a particular outreach event, so I intentionally brought my camera with me and visited what has been christened the “Grand Avenue Arts District” and found more than a couple of things to photograph.

In addition to the dozens of photos I snapped of local street art and murals, I found this row of decorated Aloe Vera and could not resist spending a few minutes’ time making a handful of images.

The morning’s sun was still gentle at 7:45, but the day had already started to heat up and another scorcher was underway.

If you want a glimpse into the Grand Avenue Arts District, you can click here and here, or visit Google and click away to your heart’s content….

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11 responses

  1. Even on a hot day, that’s really cool!

    June 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    • It’s certainly different, Terry!

      June 30, 2018 at 7:24 am

  2. Apologies for a tendency to see such displays all too often associated with a place where someone died or was killed? I understand wanting to spruce up the Aloe Vera, but….?

    June 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    • Not a problem, Gunta…now that you mention it, there is a striking resemblance in the silk (?) cloth flowers, isn’t there? And…it’s in one of the “arts” districts…a lower-rent one, to be sure…with many other kind of “wanky” representations of art that I shall be sharing soon enough. 😉

      June 30, 2018 at 7:26 am

  3. enjoyed these pictures

    June 24, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    • Thank you, Shimon…the display seemed to invite a photograph.

      June 30, 2018 at 7:27 am

  4. Are the flowers planted in the soil amongst the aloe, or are they cut flowers?

    June 25, 2018 at 2:51 am

    • I didn’t examine them properly, Meanderer…but they struck me as being silk or cloth flowers…ones that would manage the intense heat and street-side dust of our desert city.

      June 30, 2018 at 7:29 am

      • Yes – I thought they were most likely non-planted flowers. Thanks, Scott!

        June 30, 2018 at 11:57 am

  5. Crazy! Made me laugh!

    June 26, 2018 at 11:10 am

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