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By Irishkate  
Taken in Australia - didn't realise these were Aloe Vera flowers till
LynneJoyce included some in her images yesterday. my daughter
did break a leaf of this amazing plant to put some sap on my burnt forearms.
My thanks to all who voted/commented on The Elegant Chair.
Hope you all have a good week.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Colleen's gardener has informed us that my image is in fact Clivia not Aloe Vera
I've downloaded examples of both - you can see how easy it is to make a mistake in ID.
Lynne hadn't seen my image to ID.
V2 Aloe Vera from a website
V3 Clivia from a website

Tags: Flowers and plants Clivia

Voters: Joline, DicksPics, morpheus1955 and 45 more

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Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
26 Jan 2014 11:34AM
I never saw an aloe blossom very beautiful.

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26 Jan 2014 11:38AM
What a wonderfully crisp and vibrant image, Kate!
And that little ladybird is the icing on the cake!
Beautifully presented.
ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
26 Jan 2014 11:41AM
Absolutely gorgeous Kate and the ladybird is a great bonus.

aloe vera and all the time i thought your name was kate SmileSmileSmileSmile. a super image well done.

26 Jan 2014 11:50AM
Beautiful bloom and presentation.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 12:01PM
The inclusion of the brightly coloured Ladybird adds to the appeal wonderfully Kate...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
26 Jan 2014 12:02PM
Aloe vera really is a stunning bloom, and you have certainly done it justice with this fine image, Kate. Oh for the days of getting sunburnt to return Smile Carol
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 12:05PM
Beautiful image of this fine bloom, insect a bonus.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 12:16PM
Love everything about this, gorgeous picture Kate. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
26 Jan 2014 12:52PM
Great details and colours, very nice!
ColleenA Plus
5 346 5 Australia
26 Jan 2014 1:00PM
So pretty Kate, love the looks so much like a Clivia , great capture
gwynn56 5 87 England
26 Jan 2014 1:30PM
nice capture , you even captured a ladybird on it Smile
gss 3 1 Romania
26 Jan 2014 1:49PM
It's a special type of Aloe; common plants have leaves and flowers very different to this one! But even so that's a very beautiful flower and a marvelous picture!
8 10 10 England
26 Jan 2014 2:28PM
Lovely sharp image and great presentation.
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 2:46PM
I just love this, Kate - talk about inner artists- I think everything has come together all at once.
A well captured,striking plant with a sympathetic ( and very clever) frame. Great stuff, not forgetting the other little tourist. GrinGrinGrin

5 3 8 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 2:50PM
Lovely bright vibrant colours, a superb flower picGrin
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
26 Jan 2014 3:22PM
Well lit and coloured Kate.
Well presented too.
Super shot.
26 Jan 2014 3:37PM
Completely different to our ladybirds! They aren't spots, they're like funny little v-shapes !!
Presumably it is a ladybird?
It's definitely not a Shag Grin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 3:37PM
Medicinal properties then?

That wee LB adds the final touch

myrab 11 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 4:08PM
This is lovely Kate, beautifully presented.

netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
26 Jan 2014 4:29PM
This is gorgeous Kate ,love the colour and the little ladybird is an extra bonus for you.
26 Jan 2014 5:12PM
Beautifully presented
26 Jan 2014 5:27PM
I love the ladybird lurking there in this crisp and so well-composed image Kate.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 5:43PM
Two for the price of one with the little ladybug there - stunningly presented Kate. Smile

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
26 Jan 2014 5:47PM
The bug is a lovely bonus to this excellent shot, Kate. The presentation is delightful as well.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 6:23PM
Beautifully taken Kate and presented - all colour co-ordinated and the bug too!
26 Jan 2014 7:01PM
Excellent work, Kate! Superb capture and presentation!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 7:02PM
brilliant detail kate wonderful colours and tones love the presentation a cracker nice one Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 10:07PM
Lovely flower image and that very pretty beetle is a bonus.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Jan 2014 11:06PM
Did not know it makes a flower-- super image!
A nice capture well presented with good light. Well done Kate.
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
27 Jan 2014 9:51AM
Great capture of these lovely blooms. Love the Ladybird
insect caught here too, its a beauty……..WinkWinkWink
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
29 Jan 2014 9:44PM
What gorgeous coloured flowers Kate, the ladybird is a real bonus

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