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The aloe is a flowering succulent plant, meaning it stores water in the leaves. The Aloe grows close to the ground, with flowers growing on a spike. The flowers are similar in appearance to those of the Ocotillo, a long stick-like plant that is only green after a rain.
The most commonly known is the “aloe vera,” or “true aloe” variety. They vary in color from grey to bright-green and are sometimes striped.
Various species of Aloe have been used throughout history as herbal medicine by humans. Today the gel found in the leaves is used to soothe minor burns and various skin conditions.
A gold star to whoever can name the type of lizard featured in today’s picture.
It’s in a southern desert in california, late morning.
Picture of a snake winding it’s way through the grass taken morning in a desert dune in southern california
Today we release our first edition of the road trip podcast Scott and I did in California a couple weeks ago. The scenery, wildlife and adventures we had were awesome. These are a few of the pictures from the first leg. To listen to the podcast in MP3 version click here.
Scott and Ian talk about Mojave National Preserve and the Joshua trees
Scott and Ian talk about dunes in Mojave National Preserve
Ian and Scott talk about a gopher snake found slithering through the dunes in Mojave
Scott and Ian talk about the lizards in the Mojave dunes
Scott and Ian talk about Joshua tree blooms in Joshua tree National Park (more…)
This episode with Liz Blackwell was amazing. Her stories and photographs are phenomenal.
Here we have only a few, but on the main site at envisiontheworld.org, you can see a lot more.
See her pictures from NAMIBIA
For the MP3 version of the podcast click here.
Liz tells of a trip to the “doctor” with a Namibian child.
Liz talks about Jan who’s trying in his own way to preserve a little bit of Africa.
Liz talks about the deserted mines on the Coast of Namibia.
A walk in Namibia; trading boots for jewelry
Liz talks about: The Duke’s horses (more…)