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Aloes & Rust

By Hermanus
Thought I would give you a break from the African wildlife Smile Taken on Saturday on a farm when we returned from the hockey tournament in Bredasdorp.
We were in Cape Town the whole of yesterday and I could not visit with all my friends on site here - It is now official that I do not have heart problems but rather that I am dealing with an under active Thyroid [Hypothyroidism].Now I can start to address the situation in earnest !!
Thanx for all the votes and comments on my two vultures yesterday !!
Congrats to all the British on the new Royal Boy !!
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything. -Vincent Van Gogh

Tags: Flowers and plants Rusted car Aloes in flower

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
23 Jul 2013 4:26AM
Beautiful image nice capture.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 4:32AM
What a find, Herman: that old car must have been there some time as there is a sizeable Aloe growing within the engine compartment.
Our Mikbee will be jealous o this one should he see it.
These Aloes look so exotic to my European eyes.
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
23 Jul 2013 4:49AM
Yes, that was my first thought, what a beautiful find.
The colours from the blooms enhance the rust.
Love it, brilliant, WinkWinkWinkWink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Jul 2013 5:18AM
How funny to see the aloe growing where a motor should be. A lovely image Herman.......Sandy
A great capture with wonderful depth. Well done Herman.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 5:51AM
Great shot Herman, love the contrast of the rust and the lush Aloe plants - brilliant capture!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
23 Jul 2013 5:53AM
well spotted. looks unusual
Danial 8 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
23 Jul 2013 5:54AM
Very nice subject SmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2013 6:22AM
Unusual flowers on your aloes, Herman, an excellent capture. Carol
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:22AM
Good morning Herman, I hope you can hear me over the noise of the thunder, which has just woken me from my slumber.................. There is an almighty storm going on over my head and as the sky worsens I think so will the storm; the lightening is fantastic, what a pity I haven't got a clue how to photograph it.

I have seen old bath tubs used as planting vessels but never a car, quite a find and well presented Herman; I don't know why I say that because all your images are well presented. While I have seen Aloe plants before [we have them as house plants] I don't think I have ever seen them in flower, beautiful colours.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 Jul 2013 6:27AM
I love the mixture of dead and living

23 Jul 2013 6:28AM
Wonderful find Smile
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
23 Jul 2013 6:29AM
Very nice photo Herman!! Well seen and captured!
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
23 Jul 2013 6:46AM
That's amazing Herman, what a find and a great shot. Glad to hear your not as broken as you suspected, at least now you know you can get it sorted out and get back on track, great news.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
23 Jul 2013 6:48AM
This must be the height of `green' technology!!!

Glad your diagnosis is of my cats has an `over active' thyroid which is making him thin, so hope yours isn't the opposite!!! WinkGrin (watch that diet!!!)GrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:11AM
A great find, so glad to hear your heart is ok, I'm sure with the correct medication you will get along just fine,take care ,

Ali SmileSmile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Great find Herman - fab contrast between the aloe and the rust. Smile
Glad to hear your heart ok - slightly less worrying now I hope for you.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Jul 2013 7:19AM
It's great to know that you've no heart problem. Surely, you will learn how to cope with your thyroid, Herman.

A great deal of rust. I like to see nature's victory over man's. Great image.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 7:27AM
Nature conquering man as usual.................. great shot herman glad about your diagnosis hopefully more treatable condition SmileSmileSmile

23 Jul 2013 7:36AM
Now thats a different plant pot . Great image HermanSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Great image......
Don't get this type of image in south leeds....
Great news about your health as well
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:40AM
brilliant comp herman wonderful detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:40AM
That car certainly needs some tender loving care doesn't it? Hope you start to improve with medication Herman and do take care.
23 Jul 2013 7:47AM
Excellent news, now you can start the correct treatment. I love the images, you know how we love rust on Ephz and aloes are always welcome.

23 Jul 2013 7:54AM
This looks wild to me Herman, like it,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Jul 2013 8:07AM
In Adelaide they use old VW Beetles as street planters for trees, but seems like you got in on the act many many years ago GrinGrin Must be the rustiest 'bucket' I've ever seen.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
23 Jul 2013 8:28AM
A Great image.I am glad that you've had good news and no heart problem.
My mother has had thyroid problems for years now and she is now 82 and verry healthy,
Once they know whatstrength tablet's you will need ,then there will be no problem.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
23 Jul 2013 8:29AM
Morning Herman....much cooler in London today after the hottest day in years yesterday.... a great typically African farm scene...great capture
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:48AM
A super find Herman, a great image, with a very apt title, I am glad to here that the news is good, no heart problemsSmile

myrab 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:50AM
This is a great shot Herman, the old car left to rust.
I think there will be some super macro shots to be had there on an old rust bucket like that.
Very pleased to hear your health issues are not as bad as expected.
Take care,..

23 Jul 2013 9:00AM
Quite a macabre image I think but interesting. It shows how nature wins in the end.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:01AM
Excellent spot and capture, Herman. Pleased about your good news re. your health. Grin

23 Jul 2013 9:06AM
a great find Herman good news on the old ticker front those are big plants and the car is perfect in its rust state

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:07AM
The old car makes a great planter.Smile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:13AM
Brilliant shot Herman, well spotted and captured

23 Jul 2013 11:12AM
Firstly, good news regarding your health Grin
Secondly, brilliant find and a brilliant image Herman. Love it GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
23 Jul 2013 11:32AM
Great combination of colours and textures here Herman!! I wonder what year it was deposited there!! Cracking image!!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Jul 2013 11:52AM
Glad you have a diagnosis now. You can start moving forward.

Fascinating landscape
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 12:09PM
super image love the colours and textures and excellent new that you now have a health diagnosis which can now be dealt with - Elizabeth xx
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Jul 2013 12:36PM
What a great find Herman, beautifully captured too.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 12:38PM
What a lovely combination - that rusty car is a brilliant find.
23 Jul 2013 12:48PM
A great find, Herman - what a plant pot, eh??!!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 12:50PM
A splendid addition with the rusty car here Herman !!
A super find for a super shot.
Ayoob 7 Australia
23 Jul 2013 2:08PM
Brilliant capture with lovely details ,Herman....Grin
Thanks for a lovely comment on my last upload....
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 2:15PM
Good news Herman...look ahead and make the very best of every moment...precious!
a great shot and so different
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 2:29PM
A super capture Herman.
23 Jul 2013 2:53PM
Well spotted Herman
Regards John
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Jul 2013 3:46PM
Gosh...that is good news, Herman. On two fronts. One, it's not your heart. Two, that the problem is nailed. It's horrible not knowing what something is, isn't it??

What an amazing scene this is!! GrinGrin Never seen anything like it. Looks really good in that sun, too. All the colours and textures just POP.

23 Jul 2013 4:07PM
A great capture and find
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Jul 2013 5:03PM
It'll start!....GrinGrinGrin

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2013 5:26PM
Ha ha-- I would love to have this rusty plant pot somewhere in my garden!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 5:34PM
Thanks goodness you have had good news about your heart; what a relief. I am so pleased for you.
A great capture of this wonderful old wreck with the flowering aloes.
23 Jul 2013 6:08PM
What a cracker a service would not go a missGrinWink
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:20PM
Now thats a plant pot and a halfGrinGrin
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:25PM
Marvellous image, Herman.

HELANA 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:32PM
Love the picture Herman, very well seen and capture with great colours.
23 Jul 2013 10:09PM
Great news Herman. So pleased for you. Love this photo. Cathy
24 Jul 2013 12:10AM
Well ,what a fine car you have cathed Hedrman,if only ours dont look like that next year.--- I hope that you feel well in spite your hypothyr......? We dont get any younger,any of us,let alone i myself ! Have a nice day Herman ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 5:51PM
A fine image and a great findGrin
Hope your well now that your thyroid problem has been diagnosedSmile
footloose 7 1 England
24 Jul 2013 8:43PM
I love this sort of image,what a find,great shot Herman.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Jul 2013 12:03PM
that is Mick B's paradise for sure. excellent light ,too
27 Jul 2013 4:48AM
De peņicula..Felicitaciones.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 7:17PM
One of the biggest plant pot I've ever seen. Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 6:30AM
What a beauty! Can you pack it up and send to Mick as a flower pot for his garden?
I think he'd like that... In fact so would I... It's just a rotten and adorable shot GrinGrinGrinGrin

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